Leading indigenous oil and gas exploration and production company, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT) in partnership with its JV partner, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) has rewarded three schools and several students at the 2019 edition of the SEPLAT PEARLs Quiz Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
The pearls quiz is a unique Cooperate Social Responsibility initiative of SEPLAT aimed at promoting academic excellence, rewarding diligence and raising the quality of education in SEPLAT’s operational areas. Since 2012, over 608 schools have participated in the programme while winning students and schools have received cash prizes and projects.
After a rigorous and challenging competition, 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.
Speaking at the event which was held at Imaguero College, Benin City, Mr. Austin Avuru, Chief Executive Officer SEPLAT, represented by Mr. Chima Njoku, General Manager Western Assets SEPLAT, 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.”
This year, the overall wining school received N7million. The first runner-up received N3million, while the second-runner received N1million. Students and teachers were also rewarded with laptops, cash prizes, and learning materials, including stationary.
In the same vein, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, represented by Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba, Commissioner for Oil and Gas expressed gratitude to SEPLAT for putting together an event that promotes the Sustainable Development Goals and promotes healthy competition among students.