20 September 2017, Sweetcrude, Enugu – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed that the winner of its 2017 national quiz competition will receive N300,000 scholarship.
Disclosing this Wednesday in Enugu during the South East zonal final of the competition, NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, also stated that the first and second runners up would receive N250,000 and N200,000 respectively per session for the duration of their courses in tertiary institutions.
The NNPC spokesman, who was represented Mr. Nyong Nyong, a management staff of the corporation, said the prizes for the winner and the runners up was part of major innovations introduced to enhance the integrity and status of the competition.
He said that other innovations include partnership with West African Examination Council (WAEC), the Junior Engineering Technical Society as well as the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria.
“From this 2017 edition, the cooperation will be providing a one-off education grant of N100,000 each for all state winners of the competition.
“A scholarship award of N300,000 per session will be granted to the overall winner of the competition while the second and third will receive N250,000 and N200,000 respectively per session for the duration of their courses,” he said.