Management staff of Ahmadu Bello University have received two teams of students who recently won prizes at Unilever Ideathrophy and NSBMS National Quiz Competitions and congratulated them on the feat achieved.
The students were honoured along with their lecturers who mentored and led them to the competitions.
Unilever Ideathrophy is a competition organized by Unilever, a multi-national corporation that produces Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in Nigeria.
This competition is mainly for Nigerian university students to work on different Unilever brand and to provide ideas that would make the brand standout as well as to teach and develop in students work ethics for career engagement after school.
The ABU team passed through all stages of the competition and emerged as the 1st runner up for the Unilever Ideathrophy 2018 in Lagos. This earned the team an opportunity to represent the University and Nigeria in the competition on an all-expense paid trip at the Unilever Africa Ideathrophy (UAIT) 2019 held in South Africa.
While in South Africa, the team emerged as the finalist and as the 2nd runner up among different students across all African countries.
It was the second time the University won a place to represent the institution and Nigeria in the continental competition in South Africa.
The students who participated in the competition were Temidayo Abdulazeez, Department of Botany; Fah’d Abdulmalik, Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering; and Adebayo Bonojo, Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering.
Prof. Mari Jonathan of Department of Science Education, who is the Unilever Faculty Adviser, Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, accompanied the students to the competition.
The other team of students participated in the 2021 Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) Conference and National Biochemistry Quiz Competition held at Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto under the guidance of Prof. Abdullahi Balarabe Sallau, who is the current Head, Department of Biochemistry.
The students, who participated in the competition and emerged 3rd position, were Muhammad Abdulgafar, Fatima Ibrahim Binta, Yusuf Muhammad, Khalil Sanusi, Mikail Bawa Ali and Odunola Safiyyah Adedoyin. They are from Department of Biochemistry.
Congratulating the students and their mentors, the Vice-Chancellor, Pof. Kabiru Bala, expressed delight that ABUSITES were making the University proud all over the world.
The Vice-Chancellor presented letters of congratulation to them after they handed over to him the trophies won at the competitions.
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