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Public schools steal show in PZ Chemistry Challenge finals

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Students of Abibat Mogaji Millennium Secondary School, Lagos have won the much-coveted PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge (PZCCC) grand prize and second runner-up held in Lagos at the weekend.

The winners emerged after various rigorous stages of the competition, which began in March this year. It registered about 3000 students in the state and was designed to bring out the best in both students and teachers from both public and private schools.

Tadese Fatso of Abibat Mogaji Millennium School, walked away with the grand prize of N1m, laptop and laboratory equipments for his school; the first runner-up, Adegoke Pelumi of New Hall International School smiled home with N750, 000; while the second runner up, Iwuala Chibuzor, also of Abibat Mogaji School got N500, 000.

Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Education, Adekanye Adebunmi said the outcome of the competition indicates that public schools across the state are excelling academically. She stated that government is doing a lot to improve the intelligence and innate ability that the students imbibe.

“In Lagos state, our schools are now undergoing a lot of restructuring. We are building schools and putting security and safety measures in place for our students’ wellbeing. We are going somewhere. The future of this state, country and indeed of the world lies in our hands and we are moulding them for this purpose. We know that by God’s grace and with purpose-driven efforts, we will get there.

Also, Human Resource Director of the company, Joyce Folake-Coker said the firm would continue to contribute to the economy and society to achieve a better tomorrow.

She stated that the Chemistry challenge has created a lot of impact because it helps people appreciate the dignity of labour.

On his part, the PZCCC champion, Fatso expressed, “I feel great emerging the winner of the 2018 challenge. I thank God for this achievement. I thank PZ Cusson for this, they should keep up the good work.”


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