… As 18 Finalists Emerge from Six Geopolitical Zones for Finals
The zonal stage of theNNPC Annual National Science Quiz Competition for 2019 has rounded offwith Ogun State emerging tops in the score chart.L-R: Mbazu Chinonso, Ozuzu Adaeze, and Nwachukwu Ugochukwu from Ebonyi, Imo and Abia States respectively after winning the South-East Zone of the NNPC Annual National Science Quiz Competition last week.
A press release by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, disclosed that the representative of Ogun State at theSouth-West Zonal competition,Ojo Samuel, scored 70 points out of 100 which is the highest score among the finalists that emerged from the six geo-political zones of the country.
The two other finalists from the South-West Zone,Aliyu Kayode and Akintade Abdullah, are the representatives of Lagos and Osun States who scored 60 and 55 respectively.
According to Mr. Ughamadu, a total of18 students emerged atthe zonal leg of the competition which held inOwerri (South-East), Uyo (South-South), Bauchi (North-East), Minna (North-Central), Katsina (North-West), and Oshogbo (South-West) last week as part of the preparations for the 2019 edition of the competition.
In the South-East Zone, the representatives of Ebonyi and Imo States, Mbazu Chinonso and Ozuzu Adaeze scored 55 points each to emerge first, while Nwachukwu Ugochukwu, representing Abia State came 3rd with 50 points.
The North-East Zone saw Yusuf Ibrahim from Bauchi Stateemerge 1st position with a score of 60 points, while Nazifa Musa from Taraba State and Abdul Elkanem from Borno State scored 45 and 40 points respectively to emerge 2nd and 3rd positions.
The representative of Kogi State, Abdullahi Omachonu, emerged 1st with 60 points in the North-Central Zone, while the representatives of Benue and FCT Abuja, Egbuiba Chetachukwu and Aimofumhe Eshiobomhe, tied at 2nd position with 55 points apiece.