PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge 2019 for Nigerian Secondary School Students (1 Million Naira Cash Prize)

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified students for the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge 2019

Application Deadline: 16th May, 2019.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be taken at (country): Nigeria

About the Award: PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge was initiated in 2013 by the PZ Cussons Foundation to stimulate, inspire and reward the study of science and chemistry in particular among senior Secondary school students.
Chemistry is a dynamic and interesting discipline that cuts across all areas of human lives. It is the central science that is deeply ingrained in Health Care, Engineering, Business, Management, Government, Marketing, Product Development, Environmental Management and even Law.


  • The overall objective is to continue to make PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge the No. 1 platform for supporting the learning of Chemistry in Schools.
  • To promote the girl child education within Nigeria.
  • Recruiting new schools to the initiative
  • Deepen brand awareness and association for Premier


  • In view of this central and important role, PZ Cussons is promoting the study of chemistry through open competition amongst Nigerian secondary schools.
  • The primary objective of the competition is to stimulate and inspire the learning of Chemistry amongst students and raise their IQ. It is to also demonstrate the relevance and role of chemistry in our society.

Type: Contest


  • The competition is open to all SS 2 Chemistry students in Nigerian Schools.
  • Students have to be schooling within Nigeria.
  • Students are to be sponsored by their Secondary School and/or Parent.
  • Entries are open to both Private and Public Secondary Schools.
  • After registration, candidates would be required to printout a computer generated docket (with passport picture, name, school, passport, parent’s and principal’s name) for identification.
  • All registered students are required to undertake the online quiz which will form the basis for the initial shortlisting.
  • Entry is FREE.

Number of Awards: 3

Value of Award:

1st Prize

  • Student: N1,000,000
  • Teacher: N250,000
  • School: Desktop and Lab Equipment

2nd Prize

  • Student: N750,000
  • Teacher: N150,000
  • School: Desktop and Lab Equipment

3rd Prize

  • Student: N500,000
  • Teacher: N100,000
  • School: Desktop and Lab Equipment

How to Apply: Apply here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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