Entry is still open for the fourth PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge, which was initiated in 2013 by the PZ Cussons Foundation to stimulate, inspire and reward the study of science and chemistry among senior secondary school students. This edition is powered by Premier Cool and Nunu Milk.
The competition, designed to bring out the best in every participant and their teachers.
The competition is in four stages:
- The first stage is a multiple choice question (MCQ) stage where all registered candidates with duly attested docket and/or forms seat for the exam across five centres in Lagos. Successful candidates will be contacted through SMS and emails.
- A written quiz for all the best 100 candidates from the first stage.
- A practical for the best 24 candidates from the second stage. (Only the best 6 candidates from the third stage shall qualify for the final stage)
- For the final stage, the 6 qualifying candidate will ‘slug’ it out on stage in front of a live audience for a chance to be crowned the PZCCC 2016/2017 Champion
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. Competition is open to all students in senior secondary two (SS2) only, three students per school from Lagos with at least a female representative from each mix school. Entry is free.
Online forms will be available for registration and each form must be signed by the school principal/proprietor. Entry closes last week of February 2017.
The first prize will be a trophy and gold medal, N700,000, laptop, N100,000 for the teacher and N100,000 worth of laboratory equipment for the school. Second place prize: N450,000, laptop, N80,000 for the teacher and N80,000 worth of laboratory equipment for the school.
The third place prize is N350,000, 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, laptop, N60,000 for the teacher and N60,000 worth of laboratory equipment for the school.
The competition is opened to both private and public schools.
Click here to either download or fill the form online. You can also pick up a registration form from any Educational District Office or the LASG, Ministry of Education.