NNPC National Quiz Competition, No Room For Cheating.

Sandra Ukele.

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation National (NNPC) Quiz  Competition kicks off in its South-West region of Ekiti state.

The competition which is done in collaboration with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) focuses on five subject areas comprising Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English language.

The NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public  Affairs Division ( GPAD) Mr. Ndu Ughamadu said given the imperative of science, technology and engineering as necessary tools to conquer the universe, NNPC is challenged to foster learning abilities of these subjects through viable competition, as the fulcrum of the organization Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is aimed at nation building.

Mr. Ughamadu who was represented by Mr. Gboyega Bello disclosed the increase in the monetary value of the scholarship awards saying N300,000, N250,000, and N200,000 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners respectively is to cover each progressive academic year of the awardee's tertiary education.

Ughamadu also cited the one-off N100,000 grant to state winners explaining it is an innovation introduced to this year's competition.

Meanwhile, the Head of WAEC Nigeria, Mr. Isaac Olu  Adenipekun said the standardization of questions and integrity of test administration are critical values introduced to the National Quiz Competition.

Mr. Adenipekun  represented by Deputy Registrar Test Development Division Mr. Ayo Oyejide confirms that WAEC internal subject area specialists compiles and edits the questions adding no participant has access to the questions prior to each zonal competition.

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