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Organisers get N5m donation as Brightest Agric Contest’s finale approaches

The organisers of the Brightest National Agric Science Quiz Contest say they have received a donation of N5 million to add to the competition’s scholarship fund for the student participants. 

In a recent statement, Oladapo Ojo, the competition’s executive producer, announced that BlackCountry Farms, an agribusiness firm, donated the fund.

BlackCountry Farms is one of the leading sponsors of the Brightest National Agric Science Quiz Contest, along with OCP Africa and Providus Bank.

OCP Africa had earlier committed N10 million to the contest.

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The competition, organised by JustMedia production, was conceived to promote the study of agricultural science with technology across high schools.

Eighty-one students qualified for the second stage of the competition after being selected from a pool of over 16,039 students from 2,559 schools across Nigeria who sat for the national qualifying exams.

The organisers said a N100 million scholarship fund would be disbursed to the 81 students depending on their performance in the competition.

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The Brightest National Agric Science Quiz Contest began airing across top TV stations in Nigeria and Africa on April 6.

The contest has been on Saturdays on Independent TV Benin at 4 pm, BCOS Ibadan at 4:30 pm, and Sundays on Africa Magic Family CH 154 and NTA Kaduna at 5 pm and AIT Network and STV Jos at 6 pm.

The competition will run for 13 weeks before culminating in the grand finale, where the season’s winner will be crowned.

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