By Bianca Iboma-Emefu

OCP Africa and BlackCountry Farms have been unveiled as the headline sponsors for Brightest National Agric Science Quiz Competition which is about to debut across top TV stations in Nigeria and Africa from Saturday April 6, 2024.

The Brightest National Agric Science Quiz Contest 1.0 started in October 2023, with 16,039 students from 2,559 schools involved and sitting for the National Qualifying Examination, an online series of tests conducted on the CruxCBT platform.

“At the completion of the tests, 81 students from across the six geo-political zones made the cut for the second phase of the competition where various amounts of university scholarships will be won by each of these students depending on their performance in the competition.

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“In his session, head of Agronomy, Africa at OCP Group Dr Donald Madueke and Agronomy Service Officer, Ifunanya Meka took the students on an interactive journey of food production titled “From farm to table; the journey of our food”, where he analysed the food chain process from planting to human consumption using technology.

Moreso,Head, Strategy & Growth, CoS, BlackCountry Holdings, Alexis Udegbe engaged the students on different technology for different purposes and how it aids in farming both in plants and animal rearing. Olajumoke Adetola of Providus Bank lectured the students on “Financial Responsibility”.

Kiki Omeili, the Brightest TV Host anchored the event to the delight of the students. The connection became glaring as she was able to connect with these students based on her science background; being a University of Lagos trained Medical Doctor.