The Chevening Science Competition in Enugu has concluded with the University of Nigeria Secondary School emerging as the winner.
Holy Rosary College Enugu and Command Day Secondary School secured the first and second runner-up positions, respectively.
This two-day competition took place at the CBN Centre of Excellence for Economics and Finance, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, featuring 25 secondary schools, with seven reaching the grand finale. The finalist schools included Spring of Life Secondary School, Federal Government College, Holy Rosary College, New Haven Secondary School, University of Nigeria Secondary School, Command Day Secondary School, and Day Secondary School, Independence Layout.
After the competition, Mr. Lucky Nonyelum, the Project Director of Chevening Alumni, explained that the initiative aims to empower students by equipping them with the ability to use science for exploration, prediction, interpretation of results, and contributions to technological development in Nigeria.
The competition was sponsored by the Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria in collaboration with the British High Commissioner, Inspire Initiatives for Inclusive STEM Education, and received support from the Ministry of Education, Enugu State.
Mr. Nonyelum clarified that Chevening is a United Kingdom-sponsored postgraduate scholarship program, and the Chevening Science Competition serves to promote the scholarship within Nigeria and support scientific literacy among senior secondary school students.Students from the University of Nigeria Secondary School expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to showcase their talents and thanked their teachers for their guidance. They pledged to continue working hard and improving their understanding of scientific principles.
As for the awards, the overall best school received a cash prize of N200,000 along with books and school bags, while the first runner-up received N100,000 in cash, books, and school bags. The second runner-up received bags and books as well.
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