PZ Cussons Carex Chemistry Challenge 2015 Winners Announced

With a total of 88.8 per cent in both theory and
practical sessions of the 2015 PZ Cussons Carex
Chemistry Challenge (PZCCC), 14-year-old
Anthony Ekene Ike-Okoro emerged the overall
champion of the contest.
Ike-Okoro, an Senior Secondary Three student of
Top Grade Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos, is
the youngest winner of the competition, which
made its debut in 2013.
His elder brother Victor Ike-Okoro, was the third
runner-up at the inaugural edition of the
Seventeen-year-old Wajul Kareem of Abibat
Mogaji Millennium Senior Secondary School,
Agege, finished as the first runner up with 75.4
per cent, while Samuel Joseph, a 15-year-old
student of the same school came third.
For his feat, Ike-Okoro won a cash prize of N700,
000, a laptop and gold medal, and his Chemistry
teacher, Mr John Odinibe Nnani, went home with
N100, 000; while the school won a trophy and
chemistry textbooks worth N100, 000.
Kareem, received a cash prize of N500, 000, a
laptop and silver medal, while Joseph got N400,
000, a laptop and bronze medal.
Their school got chemistry textbooks worth a
cumulative of N150,000; while their Chemistry
teacher, Mr Odusanya Tolulope Joseph, got
double rewards for producing both the first and
second runners-up (N80,000 for the first runner-
up and N70, 000 for the second runner-up).
Speaking at the grand finale of the competition,
Group Corporate Affairs and Administration
Director of the firm, Mrs Yomi Ifaturoti, said the
competition was aimed at promoting excellence
amongst secondary school students.
She said the experience in the last three years
has proved that public schools still have good
quality, despite the contrary being the
perception, as the 2015 edition produced two
students of public schools amongst the four
Chairman Advisory Board of PZCCC, Prof Oladele
Osibanjo, while congratulating the organisers for
conceiving the project, said the initiative would
popularise the study of chemistry as an
important science subject.

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