Students from Imo State, South East Nigeria have emerged winners of the 2014 NNPC Annual National Quiz Competition.
With 155 points to 145 points, the team from Imo beat Ogun and Akwa Ibom states to 2nd and 3rd positions.
Since 2001, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has used this platform to encourage budding engineers and scientists to excel in their studies, and this year would not be an exception.
6 teams from the 6 geo-political zones including the FCT, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Ogun, Taraba and Kaduna states made it to the finals, and standing in between them and the coveted trophy were questions in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and knowledge of the Corporation and its activities.
After the 1st and 2nd rounds, Imo State emerged overall winner, but only a sudden death could separate Ogun in 2nd and Akwa Ibom in 3rd positions.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Andrew Yakubu, was thrilled with the trend in performance and pledged the corporation’s commitment.
Applauding the performance of the 6 participating teams, Mr Yakubu pledged to increase the budget of the corporation’s scholarship scheme towards breeding young indigenous scientists and developing Nigeria’s education sector.
Now in its 14th year, the NNPC Quiz Competition has recorded several successes, providing indigenous and talented manpower for the oil and gas sector and this, the corporation hopes would continue.