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

family brands from the stable of PZ
Nigeria, Premier Soap and
Nunu Milk have teamed up with the PZCussons Foundation to promote
Chemistry learning among Nigerian students. 
The Foundation
announced this at the commencement and registration for the 4th
edition of Chemistry Challenge 2016/2017. The theme of this year’s challenge is
Be a winner.
science competition is designed to
stimulate and inspire the learning of Chemistry among students, and raise
their level of reasoning. It is also to demonstrate the relevance of chemistry
in our society.

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.

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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
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 Giouras also
highlighted the various partnerships with 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.

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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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