Akpeti wins 2019 best Chemistry student in Delta

A 14-year old senior secondary school student of Delta Careers College, Ugboroke, near Warri, Akpeti Trust, has won the

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Akpeti wins 2019 best Chemistry student in Delta
Mr. Sam Daibo (3rd left) presenting the trophy to Akpeti Trust (middle) while Dr. (Mrs.) Tina Isichei (2nd right) parents of Akpeti (right) & others observe

A 14-year old senior secondary school student of Delta Careers College, Ugboroke, near Warri, Akpeti Trust, has won the 2019 Awokoya Memorial Chemistry Competition, thus emerging the best Chemistry student for secondary schools in Delta State.



The Awokoya Memorial Chemistry Competition, which is supported by the NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture, is organized annually by the Chemical Society of Nigeria, CSN, for students in secondary schools.



Akpeti Trust (male) emerged overall best after defeating other contestants from the preliminary to the final stage of ten contestants, winning a trophy, "cash prize, Certificate of Achievement and a Plaque".



From left: Inibunabo,  Mr. Kayode Adeboye, Mr. Sam Daibo, 3rd prize winner, Oboh Victory, 1st winner, Akpeti Trust, 2nd prize winner, Ifeanyi Elijah Dumkelechi & Dr. Tina Isichei



In his address, the Chairman/Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mr. Jeffrey Ewing, stressed that the NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture was committed to improving the quality of education through investment in educational infrastructure, sponsorship of manpower development programmes as well as provision of scholarships.



The Chevron Boss, who was represented by the Area Manager Field Operations, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, PGPA, CNL, Mr. Sam Daibo, expressed delight that the Awokoya Memorial Competition in Chemistry, is achieving its intended objectives and will grow stronger.



He congratulated the students, commended the Delta State Ministry of Education and the Chemical Society of Nigeria, adding that the Awokoya Memorial Competition will spur students’ zeal in the study of Chemistry.



The Chairman Chemical Society of Nigeria, Delta State Chapter, Dr. (Mrs.) Tina Olubukola Isichei, charged the students to shun anything that will affect their studies, in order to achieve their goals early enough.



She urged students to shun Facebook, saying social media is a distraction. "It (social media) affects your educational development. President Obama instructed his children not to use a social media handle even as President’s children", Isichei emphasized.



The 2019 winners (from left): Victory Oboh, Ifeanyi Elijah Dumkelechi & Akpeti Trust



The Delta State CSN Chairman, said schools will always help if students remain discipline and resolute in exhibition of good academic prowess.



The Guest lecturer from Delta State University, Abraka, Prof. John Odili, admonished Chemistry Teachers to make good use of English Language, by simplifying meaning of chemical words in order for students to understand Chemistry easier, rather than using Latin words.



Prof. Odili maintained that using synonyms to teach Chemistry, will give better understanding of the subject and enable students to excel.




Our Senior Correspondent reports that the President, Chemical Society of Nigeria, Prof. Sunday Olawale Okeniyi, who was represented by Mr. Jay Oritsejolone Oghifo, Delta State Commissioner for Information, Chief Patrick Ukah, represented by the Director, Science Education, Mr. Sunday Iloba Egomagwuna and Parents/Students, were among speakers at the event, which held Saturday, November 26, at PTI Conference Center Effurun, Delta State.



Fresh Angle International can also report that Ifeanyi Elijah Dumkelechi of Peniel Academy, Agbor, went home with the second prize, which attracted a cash prize and Certificate of Achievement with a Plaque, while Oboh Victory of Lords and Kings Academy, Warri, won the third position, going home with a cash prize, Certificate of Achievement and a Plaque.



Consolation prizes were also given to runners-up, from 4th to 10th position, even as teachers were given prizes for their performance during their assessment.

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Celestine Chijoke Ukah
Senior Correspondent of Fresh Angle International. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and have undertaken a training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills
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