Thousands of secondary school students in Lagos State trooped out last weekend to various centres across the state to participate in the first stage of the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge, PZCCC.
An initiative of PZ Cussons Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, PZCCC is a three-stage competition for chemistry students in the first two years of senior secondary school education.
The challenge, which was conducted in quiz format, had not more than two students per school. The top 100 students would proceed to the second stage, while the top four students at that phase would slug it out in the grand finale.
Parents and teachers, who accompanied the students, commended PZ Cussons Foundation for the smooth conduct of the exams.
An official of the Lagos State Ministry of Education and Education District 6 Officer in charge of PZCCC, Mr Olatemiju Oladapo, commended the Foundation for smooth conduct and security at the examination centers.
To ensure that there was no impersonation or any security hitch, the staff of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc and the Ministry of Education were on ground and everything went on smoothly.”