12 November 2018, Sweetcrude, Warri, Delta State — Chevron Nigeria Limited has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting quality education in the country.
Speaking at this year ‘s Awokoya memorial competition in Chemistry/award ceremony for secondary schools, Chairman/Managing Director of the oil giant, Mr. Jeffrey Ewing said the firm was impressed that its contribution to the educational sector was helping to raise quality manpower for the country.
He said the Awokoya memorial competition in chemistry will “ continue to stimulate students interest in the study of chemistry and other science and technology subjects for a long time to come “.
Represented by Mr Tony Emegere, PGPA Superintendent, the Chairman/Managing Director of the oil giant, Mr Ewing said the competition was initiated by the NNPC/CNL joint venture to promote the study of the subject among secondary school students of Delta state and in memory of Professor Stephen Awokoya, a great chemist who died on March 15, 1985.
The first prize went to Ate Ovie Great of NEPA Staff secondary school, Sapele, second prize to Jack Gogo Ataisikup of Government College Ughelli while the third prize went to Oyawiri Martin of our Saviour secondary school, Sapele. Consolation prizes were given to some participating schools, teachers, and students.
Chairman, Delta state chapter of Chemical Society of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Tina Olubukola congratulated the students, thanking Chevron for funding the exercise. She also appealed for sponsorship of the annual competition from other stakeholders, adding that first prize winners who choose to study Chemistry government-owned universities in the country would be given scholarship by the Chemical Society of Nigeria.