Monday, 10 April 2017

PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge Enters Final Round

After three keenly contested stages of Nigeria’s leading science competition, PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge, is poised to enter the final stage with six students who have scaled through the second and third rounds. The six successful players will now compete for the premium prize at an event scheduled to hold later this month.

PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge, an initiative of PZ Cussons Foundation started with about 3000 students engaging in the different stages of the competition. The second round had 130 selected performers taking the multiple answer examination that led to 24 including 3 female students, scoring above the set mark. Following the practical test for the 24 players, 6 finalists have now emerged and will compete for the star prize.


This year’s science competition, themed Be A Winner, was designed to stimulate and inspire the learning of Chemistry amongst students and raise their level of reasoning to demonstrate the importance of chemistry in our society. The programme is sponsored by two top family brands, Premier Soap and Nunu Milk from the stable PZ Cussons Nigeria. Non-participating students are not left out as they can also test their Chemistry knowledge with the Online Student Test.

The top 6 students will compete through a live final QUIZ on stage. The student with the highest overall score will become the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge Champion for 2016/2017. 4 of the 6 students will be fully rewarded whilst the last two will be compensated. The 24 students from stage 3 will be invited to be part of an audience live competition during the final stage with the opportunity to win various prizes. The Winner of the PZCCC 2016/2017 will be announced at an award ceremony to be held on the same day and venue of the finals

Teachers are not left out. The Top 6 teachers with the highest score on the Online Teachers Aptitude Test will stand a chance to compete against each other and be rewarded.

The mouth-watering awards and prizes are as follows: First prize – trophy & gold medal, N700, 000, a laptop, N100, 000 for the teacher and N100,000 worth of laboratory equipment for the school. Second place prize – N450, 000, a laptop, N80, 000 for the teacher and N80, 000 worth of laboratory equipment for the school.

For the third place prize, N350, 000, a laptop, N70, 000 for the teacher and N70, 000 worth of laboratory equipment for the school while the fourth place winner will go home with N250,000, a laptop, N60,000 for the teacher and N60,000 worth of laboratory equipment for the school.

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 58 projects in 36 different locations in the country.

Only those who understand Chemistry as a discipline and how it relates to the real world will stand a chance to be crowned the PZCCC 2016/ 2017 Champion. As the final day approaches, anxiety is heightening.  Analysts are looking at the six finalists and wandering, who would that be?

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