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Winners emerge from PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge


Winners have emerged from PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge, an initiative of PZ Cussons Foundation. The science competition with the theme ‘Be A Winner,’ has produced an overall winner, an SS II Student of New Hall International School, Lekki, Ogunmola Dara.

Dara pulled a total of 90 per cent in practical and quiz sessions at the grand finale that was sponsored by two leading PZ brands, Nunu Milk and Premier Cool Soap in Lagos.

Also at the event were the Managing Director, PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, Mr. Alex Goma, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr. Adesina Odeyemi, Advisory Board Chairman, PZCCC, Prof. Oladele Osibanjo, and top managers of PZ Cussons. Oyelamin Samuel of Tomia Community Senior Secondary School, Alagbado, who scored a total of 88.50 per cent, emerged first runner up and was presented with a cheque of N450,000, a laptop and silver medal.

For his outstanding performance, Dara was rewarded with N700,000 cash, a laptop, a trophy and gold medal, while his Chemistry teacher, Mr. Adeoye Raphael, won N100,000 and a plaque and the school got N100,000 worth of laboratory equipment.

His chemistry teacher, Mr. Bowale Oludare, was not left out as he also went home with N80,000 cash and a plaque, while the school got N80,000 worth of laboratory equipment. With a cumulative score of 88 per cent, Anyika Justine of Federal Government College, Ijanikin, finished second runner-up and got N350,000 cash prize, a laptop and bronze medal.

Third runner-up, Adepoju Adewale of Fountain Height School, pulled a total of 80.40 per cent and had a cash prize of N250,000, a laptop and a consolation medal, while his Chemistry teacher, got N60,000 and a plaque. Adewale’s school had N60,000 worth of laboratory equipment.

Mr. Nnani John of Topgrade Secondary School emerged overall winner at the teachers’ challenge that has been running online simultaneously with the students’ challenge. He went home with N70,000 cash and products.



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