All is now set for the 2022 edition of NLNG science quiz competition for secondary school students across River’s state.
According to a statement from the organizer, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, Bonny Island, the competition with the theme “Inspire, Imagine, invent will begin in June 2022.
Just as in the previous edition the organizer said, the competition is open for all public secondary school in Rivers but registration will have to be made on www.dragnetscreening.ng/nlng, to qualify for the competition three stages- the Olympiad Stage, Championship and Grand finale.
The statement explained that at the Olympiad Stage Participating Secondary school students from classes SSS1 and SSS2 will all be subjected to a computer-based test application.
“For Championship, successful candidates will be invited to sit for a Computer-Based Test which will be deployed in CBT centres within each senatorial district in Rivers State.
“While Only the 6 highest scoring schools from the Championship Stage (2 from each senatorial district) will progress to this stage,” it stated.
The statement added that for the grand finale there will be a total of 6 rounds for this stage. A web-based application will be used for the question and answer which be displayed on a screen while the students will have a mobile device to submit their answers.
On why the competition is important, NLNG stated that the company has a mission to help build a better Nigeria, and the quiz competition is one of the ways through which the mission is being achieved.
“The objective of the science quiz is to inspire healthy competition and interest in science and technology in young people; to groom future engineers, mathematicians, scientists, and technologists; and encourage young minds to think innovatively on solutions to counter challenges that plague their communities.
Several awards, cash prizes, gifts items, prizes and consolation prizes expected to be won by students from the competing schools, then Science laboratory equipments to won by competing Schools that emerge as winners. Also many school teachers from the competing schools will also go home with gifts items and cash prizes as well.
“Last year-2021, the NLNG science quiz competition was relaunched with a pilot edition conducted for only secondary schools within Bonny Island, Rivers State. It was executed in partnership with the Rivers State Ministry of Education and the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), Rivers State Chapter.
“Lessons and experiences gotten from the pilot edition have been identified and applied in the fourth coming 2022 edition planned for all public secondary schools in Rivers State and would be facilitated by Dragnet Solutions Ltd, an education consulting firm,” the statement reads.