The students of Lumen
Christi International High School, Arue-Uromi, Edo State won this year’s SEPLAT Pearls Quiz competition. The annual
competition is organised by SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company PLC, operators
of the NPDC/SEPLAT JV assets, OML 4, 38 & 41.
Opara emerged after a keenly contested finale on
Thursday, October 5 at the Unity Hall of the Delta State Government House in
Asaba, the state capital. Each one of them walks away with scholarships worth
N100,000 and N7 million for their school.
SEPLAT Pearls Quiz competition which has been putting smiles on the faces of
students, teachers and owners of schools in Edo and Delta states since
Eromosele, Destiny Ekanioe and Mary Omo Ijogbe from Russel International Group of Schools, Benin
City, Edo State came second and also won scholarships
for themselves and a cash prize of N3 million for their school while the
students of Delta Steel Company
Technical High School, Ovwian, Aladja, represented by Uzezi Omaduvie Henry, Dorothy Ezekiel and
Success Nwajei placed third going away with
scholarships and N1 million for the school.
dedicated to education and excellence. We have one dedicated to healthcare.
This is designed to promote exceptional and responsible leaders. That is what
this quiz competition is designed for,” he stated.
is the sixth edition of the programme which took off in 2012 with no less than
900 schools from Edo and Delta states participating annually.
programme we are very proud of. Through this programme we have awarded 45
scholarships, we have implemented projects in 12 schools. In the first four
editions, the first prize was a Toyota Hiace bus. We changed that so that we
don’t impose a vehicle on a school that doesn’t even need it.
first prize we execute N7 million worth of projects in the school. Give N100,
000 to each of the participating students. Second prize we execute N3 million
worth of projects in the school and N75,000 to each of the students. For the
third prize we execute N1 million worth of projects and N50, 000 for each of
the students. There are other consolation prizes of N10,000 each that is given
out to 105 schools since inception,” he said.
Secondary Education, Delta State, who represented the state Governor, Ifeanyi
Okowa, said that the Delta State Government understands the importance in
investing and building human capacity, particularly education.
that the state was delighted to be hosting the event this year, he said that quiz
competitions are aimed at building the spirit of healthy competition among
students but the Seplat Pearls Quiz Competition in Delta and Edo states aims
further than that.
the students of both states. It is a heartwarming story that in the past six years,
SEPLAT has successfully held this competition, including awarding scholarships
to secondary and tertiary school students,” he stated.
her speech, Dr. Chioma Nwachuku, GM, External Relations and Communications,
said that the winning schools had given a very good account of themselves this
year having emerged from among over 900 schools.
winning schools were full of thanks for SEPLAT for starting and sustaining the
programme over the years. They were all in agreement that the initiative has
been promoting academic excellence, stimulating healthy competition,
encouraging learning and rewarding outstanding academic performance among
schools in Edo and Delta states in collaboration with the Ministries of
Education in the respective states.
the operator of the NPDC/ SEPLAT Joint Venture, is a publicly quoted Nigerian
Exploration and Production independent company. The company listed simultaneously
in Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges in April 2014. With an average gross gas
production of 99 million standard cubic feet per day in 2013. Seplat projects
to triple its gas production by end 2016 through massive investments in
processing and delivery infrastructure.