Chemistry Challenge 2016: Premier, Nunu Team Up to Promote Science Development

Leading family brands
from the stable of PZCussons
Nigeria, Premier Soap and Nunu Milk have teamed up with the PZCussons Foundation to promote
Chemistry learning amongst Nigerian students. 
The Foundation
announced this atthe commencement and registration for the 4th
edition of Chemistry Challenge 2016/2017. The theme of this year’s challenge is
Be a winner.

The science competition
is designed to stimulate and inspire
the learning of Chemistry amongst students, and raise their level of reasoning.
It is also to demonstrate the relevance of chemistry in our society.
 


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In a statement issued by
the company,the Executive Director for Brand Development & Activation,
Christos Giouras revealed, that the science contest which is in its 4th
edition has continued to make resounding impacts, spurring the interest of
Nigerian students in the learning of chemistry in a competitively fun way. To
further excite stakeholders, the 2016/2017 edition includes a teachers contest.
This inclusion, according to him was a
realization that the success of the kids is tied to the commitment and
dedication of teachers. “As part of the improvement on previous editions, we
have included another stage to allow ample opportunity for all to make it to
the finals. This year, we will have 6 finalists and 4 final awards. This
edition, is also giving voice to promoting girl child education, we encourage
participating schools to do a mix registration and include at least one female
candidate”.
The challenge which is open to senior
secondary students in Lagos State will have candidates registered by their
schools and who come to designated exam centers with attested copies of their
forms or dockets.
The competition comes in four stages, First
stage: A written quiz for all screened candidates, Second stage: A written quiz
for the best 100 students from stage. Third stage: Practical for the best 24
from stage 2.
Final stage: 6 contestants compete for the
overall prize of 700,000 and a laptop for the student, 100,000 for the teacher
and 100,000 worth of laboratory equipment for the school. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd
runner-ups will be handsomely rewarded.
Christos Giourasalso highlighted the
variouspartnershipswith Lagos State Ministry of Education
as well as other notable associations like Chemistry Society of Nigeria and the
Institute of Chartered Chemist of Nigeria. The competition will be guided by an
advisory team of 3 members, headed by a renowned Chemist, Professor
OladeleOsibanjo.
Launched in 2007, PZ Cussons Nigeria Foundation
has been helping Nigerian communities by supporting projects in the areas of
roads, and other infrastructural improvements like water and sanitation, health
and education. The Foundation has completed over 50 projects in different parts
of the country.

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