By Amaka Abayomi

FOUR finalists who will contest for the star prize of the 2015 PZ Cussons Carex Chemistry Challenge have emerged after the  second stage of the examination held last weekend in Lagos.

The finals, which holds on December 12, will feature 16-year-old Jude Nnaemeka Chineke, an SS3 student of Great Esteem Secondary School, Surulere, and Wajul Kareem, 17, of Abibat Mogaji Millennium Senior Secondary School, Agege, who both scored 84 per cent each, and Wajul’s school mate, Samuel Joseph, 15, and Anthony Ike-Okoro Ekene, a 14-year-old student of Top Grade Secondary School, Surulere who both scored 80 per cent.

Speaking at the end of the second stage examinations, Carex Brand Manager, Oluwaseun Ayeni, said the finalists were selected after the second stage examination, which had in attendance 98 out of the 101 candidates who scaled the first round held two weeks ago.

Scholarships and cash rewards worth over N3 million will be won by the four finalists, their teachers and schools, and the rest of the Top 10. The overall winner will get N700,000 in cash or scholarship, laptop and gold medal, while his Chemistry teacher and school will respectively have N100,000 cash and Chemistry books worth N100,000 as well as a trophy.

Prizes for the first runner-up are N500,000 in cash or scholarship, laptop and silver medal, while the Chemistry teacher will win N80,000 and the school N80,000 worth of Chemistry books. The second runner-up will be given N400,000 in cash or scholarship, a laptop and bronze medal; the Chemistry teacher will win N70,000 cash and the school will have Chemistry books worth N70,000.

The third runner-up will have N300,000 in cash or kind, a laptop and consolation medal. His Chemistry teacher will go home with N60,000 cash, while the school will have Chemistry books worth N60,000. Each of the sixth to 10th placed candidates will have a consolation prize award of N50,000.


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