Aderibigbe Eniola, 15-year-old Secondary School Pupil of Babcock University High School in Ogun state, emerged the overall best in the 2019 Chemistry challenge organised by PZ Cussons Nigeria.
The grand finale, which was held in Lagos, involved five other finalists and saw Adele Chika of Jephthah Comprehensive Secondary School, Port Harcourt and Ojuba Mezisashe Shalom of Loyala Jesuit College in Abuja emerge second and third positions respectively.
Aside from a N1 million cash prize won by Aderibigbe, she also got a medal and laptop while the school’s chemistry teacher got N100,000.
Adele And Ojuba went home with N750,000, and N500,000 respectively, including laptops and medals while additional prizes of laboratory equipment were given to their schools.
Charles Nnochiri, Head of Marketing, PZ Cussons (Consumer), stated that the main aim of the competition challenge was to continue to make PZ Chemistry Challenge the number one platform for the support of Chemistry learning in secondary schools.
The Chairman, Advisory Board of the challenge, Prof. Oladele Osibanjo, in his remark, stated that “The competition is designed to promote the study of chemistry among students while demonstrating the relevance of the subject in our society through an open competititon among public and private secondary school pupils. And honestly, the integrity of the competition is unmatched.”