Secondary school students in Lagos state are set for this year’s edition of the Chemistry Challenge, tagged PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge (PZCCC) competition, instituted by the firm to stimulate and inspire the learning of Chemistry among students and raise their intelligent quotient (IQ). The country’s number one pure science competition, which entered its fifth edition this year, last week flagged off the registration for this year’s edition of the competition, which was introduced in 2013 to also promote the study of Chemistry through open competition among public and private secondary schools in Lagos.
The competition, which is an initiative of the PZ Cussons Foundation, is being supported by some of the firm’s premium brands such as Premier and Nunu Milk. Since its inception in 2013, the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge, according to the organisers, has grown in leap and bound from merely over 800 to 3,000 student participants in 2017, which has since been described as the most successful edition.
According to the Executive Director for Brand Development & Activation, Christos Giouras, the continuous increase in the number of participating students each year was a testament to the fact that the objectives of the competition was being achieved.
He said: “Our main objective with the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge is to stimulate and inspire the learning of Chemistry among students and raise their IQ, while demonstrating the relevance of chemistry in our society.
“To see how the competition has grown over the years is very inspiring, and we are indeed pleased to kick off the fifth season. As part of our growth process, we have increased the prizes this year. The overall winner will receive a cash prize of N1 million among other prizes for the schools, as well as the teachers.”