Miss Chine Chimamanda Udodi, an SSS 2 student of the Bishop Otubelu Juniorate in Enugu State has emerged as the overall best female in a Chemistry Competition organised by the Chemical Society of Nigeria(CSN) in Abuja.
The competition tagged ‘Chemical Society of Nigeria National Secondary School Chemistry Competition 2020,’ had two representatives each from the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with Chine emerging as the winner of the female category and the first runner up in the entire competition.
While commending CSN for their efforts, Chine expressed her desire of becoming a medical doctor and noted that her participation in the competition has boosted her confidence in the sciences. She added that she was delighted to have emerged as the winner.
Speaking, Enugu State Chairman of the Chemical Society of Nigeria and Head of Department, Pure/Industrial Chemistry at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Paul Madus Ejekime, mentioned that the competition has a way of boosting interest in the sciences among students.
He said the CSN would soon organise training nationwide, especially in the sciences for secondary school students to encourage them to go into the fields of engineering, medicine, and other science-related professions.
For her outstanding performance, Chine was awarded medals, cash and certificates.