Written by Godfrey AKON

NNPC sets September 24, 25 for quiz competition

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has scheduled the grand finale of its 2018 National Science Quiz Competition for September 24, 25, 2018.

A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the grassroots segment of the competition, would hold between Wednesday June 13 and Thursday June 21 in all local government headquarters and state capitals respectively.

 According to the statement, the zonal quiz competitions will take place in South-South Zone on Monday July 2 in Asaba and South-East Zone on Wednesday July 4, in Awka.

Other zonal competitions will take place as follows: South-West Zone, Friday July 6, Ibadan; North-Central Zone, Monday July 9, Ilorin; North-West Zone, Wednesday July 11, Kaduna and North-East Zone, Friday July 13, Gombe.

Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, who was briefed on the quiz schedule, charged the Group Public Affairs Division of the corporation which coordinates the event to ensure it is hitch-free, while commending the administration of the 2017 competition. 

Baru said the NNPC Quiz Competition remained a major Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, programme of the corporation, adding that impacting the lives of students at impressionable age was a mission the corporation was proud of.

 “The NNPC quiz competition was inaugurated in 2000 and limited to participants from the Niger Delta but went national in 2001, adding that this year’s event would mark the 16th edition of the competition.

“Designed mainly for students in the nation’s secondary schools, the competition has impacted positively on the intellectual attainment of young Nigerians.

“It has provided financial succour to successful contestants who have been placed on scholarship throughout their university education. Many of the awardees had moved on to achieve academic laurels in tertiary institutions, locally and internationally,” the statement said.

 

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