Indigenous oil and gas exploration and production company, Seplat in partnership with its JV partner, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) has rewarded three schools with N11 million prizes through its PEARLs quiz competition.
Students and teachers were also rewarded with laptops, cash prizes, and learning materials, including stationary.
The 2019 edition of the competition according Seplat, is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme to improve quality of education through initiative.
Don Bosco Science Academy Ekpoma emerged overall winner of the competition; while Peniel Academy Agbor and Deeper Life High School Opete emerged as second and third runners-up respectively.
The company said the PEARLs Quiz challenge begun in 2012 to inspire excellence in secondary school children in public and private schools in their host states.
General Manager Western Assets, Seplat, Mr. Chima Njoku, represented the Chief Executive Officer , Mr. Austin Avuru at the ceremony held in Benin City, Edo State capital.
Avuru said: “this programme is designed to rekindle the spirit of academic excellence and healthy competition in our youths by motivating, encouraging and rewarding the scholarship spirit in them as they inculcate the principles of team work.