For all lovers of chemistry. This is your chance to show Nigeria how much you know about your love-chemistry.
About The PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge
“…the late Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female prime minister of Britain, and the late President Umaru Musa Yaradua were Chemists”
Chemistry is a dynamic and interesting discipline that cuts across all areas of human lives. It is the central science that is deeply ingrained in health care, engineering, business, management, government, marketing, product development, environmental management and even law!
In view of this central and important role, PZ Cussons Foundation is promoting the study of chemistry through open competition amongst Nigerian secondary schools.
The primary objective of the competition is to stimulate and inspire the learning of Chemistry amongst students and raise their IQ. It is to also demonstrate the relevance and role of chemistry in our society.
Notable personalities who left their marks in various fields of human endeavor were students of Chemistry. This includes late Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, Dr John Stith Pemberton, the celebrated inventor of Coca-Cola and the first black woman in space, Mae Jemison – a graduate of chemical engineering
The Champion will be crowned along with his/her teacher and school in a special award ceremony with principal officers from PZ Cussons and other relevant stakeholders.
The competition shall be in three stages: First Stage, Second Stage and the Main Challenge
The First stage shall be written quiz and all screened candidates shall participate at this stage.
The Second stage shall also be written quiz and only the best 100 from the first stage shall qualify for the stage.
The Final stage which is the Main Challenge shall be the battle of the guns.
Only the best four from the Second stage shall qualify for the Finals. Only those who understand Chemistry as a discipline and how it relates to the real world will stand a chance to be crowned the 2013 Champion. Who would that be?
The competition is open to all first and second year senior secondary school students in Lagos State. Entry opens June 3 and closes June 28, 2013. Interested students will need the endorsement of their schools and the support of their parents or guardians. These students have to be ready to demonstrate their chemistry dexterity, to challenge and be challenged in the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge. They will make history as the 2013 PZ Cussons Chemistry Challengers!
1. Download the Registration Form from http://www.pzccc.com
2. Fill the form , scan and send to PZCCC@redwood-consulting.com
3. Bring the original copy to the quiz venues.
4. Not more than two students per school.
Successful candidates would be contacted
Stage 1 (All Participants): Letter of recognition and general gifts
Stage 2 (100): Certificate of Merit and general gifts
Final Stage: Certificate of Excellence, Plaque + Gifts.
3rd Runner Up: Consolation medal + N300,000 worth of scholarship + Laptop for student. N20,000 for Chemistry teacher. N50,000 worth of Chemistry books for School
2nd Runner Up: Bronze Medal+ N400,000 worth of scholarship + Laptop for student. N40,000 for Chemistry teacher. N50,000 worth of Chemistry books for School
1st Runner Up: Silver Medal+ N500,000 worth of scholarship + Laptop for student. N60,000 for Chemistry teacher. N50,000 worth of Chemistry books for School
Winner: Gold Medal + N700,000 worth of scholarship + Laptop for student. N100,000 for Chemistry teacher and N100,000 worth of Chemistry books for winning school.
Good luck as you apply!!!
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