NNPC Science Quiz: Oyo State Emerges Overall Winner In South-West
Master Charles Taleatu, a student of Oritameta Baptist Model School, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday won the South-West zonal finals of the 2022 National Science Quiz Competition organised by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Taleatu scored 60 points in the zonal competition held at the St. Peter Unity Secondary School, Akure.Master Abubakar Zukarain of the APT Scholars Universal College, Ota, representing Ogun, came second after scoring 59 points, while Master Raphael Mulero, representing Lagos State came third with 55 points.
Others are: Master Jesutofunmi Adetunji, representing Osun, who came fourth with 50 points, Master Oluwatobisimi Ilori representing Ondo State came fifth with 45 points while Master Victor Ajayi representing Ekiti came sixth with 35 points.
Speaking at the event, Mr Garba Muhammad, the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, sad that the NNPC had made great intervention in education and capacity development areas which was a fulcrum of its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility.
Muhammad noted that the signing into law on Aug.16, 2021 of the Petroleum Industry Act by President Muhammadu Buhari gave impetus to the organisation to increase its impact in the lives of all Nigerians.
“These students met their peers from all the 774 local government araeas of Nigeria and battled it out to emerge as the top of their various states.”he said.