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FCT Wins NNPC 2015 National Quiz Competition

Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 10:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Obas Esiedesa,  Abuja


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday emerged winners of the 2015 Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) national quiz competition for secondary schools.

The FCT team made up of Andrea Dallacosta, Suleiman Ibrahim and Egbunu Mudi, scored 130 points to defeat five other schools that made it to the grand finale.

Lagos State scored 120 points to emerge second while Katsina State scored 105 points to clinch third position.

With the win, the students that represented FCT got an annual graduate scholarship award of N250, 000 each from NNPC.

The corporations Group Managing Director, Dr. Joseph Dawha who presented the winner’s trophy said the increase in the amount for the scholarship was to demonstrate NNPC commitment to the growth of science and technology education in the country.

Dawha noted that the competition which is in its 14th edition has produced highly talented students who have gone on to do well in the universities, stressing

According to him, “Information available to me indicates that since the national quiz competition debut 14 years, it has helped in developing the interest of younger Nigerians in studying science and technology courses in tertiary institutions across the country and even beyond.

“As an institution, NNPC believes that science and technology present limitless opportunities to bring development to our country and people and people and make the nation much more relevant in the global economy.