Albesta Academy wins 2019 Tolaram science challenge
Albesta Academy, Eleko, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos has emerged the winner of the 2019 edition of the Tolaram Science Challenge for the fourth time in a row.
The science challenge is a competition among schools in the Ibeju Lekki axis of Lagos state, organised by the Tolaram group as part of their corporate social responsibility initiatives. The competition, sponsored by the Lagos Free Trade Zone Company (LFTZC) and the Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL), is aimed at promoting science education amongst students of the area.
Albesta Academy emerged winner by defeating Community Senior High School, Lekki in a keenly contested grand finale of the 2019 edition, in which a total of 14 secondary schools participated.
The contestants were drilled in five core subjects, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and General Knowledge.Apart from the scholarships support given to the best students from each school, the overall winners for this fourth edition received cash prizes, trophies and customised tablets, while all the students that participated received consolation prizes including science textbooks.Programme Officer, Ishk Tolaram foundation, Mrs. Laura Ede, urged the students to continue to work hard in the pursuits of their academic dreams.
She said: “As educators, we know the importance of this competition in capturing students’ curiosity at an early age. This will encourage students not just to think critically and reflectively, but also have the power to change the world through their problem solving skills.”
Chairman, Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL), Mr. Biodun Dabiri, who was represented by Mrs. Adesuwa Ladoja noted that education remains the most potent and powerful weapon to drive change in the world; hence the company’s support for the laudable initiative.
Chief Financial Officer, LFTZC, Mr. Ashish Khemka, noted that the competition was a worthy initiative that would not only assist the students but also help to nurture future scientists and engineers that would transform the world.
Head of the science department of Albesta Academy, Mr. Owuye Aduragbemi, expressed appreciation to the Tolaram group for its outstanding contributions towards the improvement of education in the area.
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