Albesta Academy, Eleko, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos has emerged winner of the 2018 edition of the Tolaram Science Challenge – an initiative of Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise, (LPLE), special purpose vehicle for Lekki Deep Sea Port project at the Lagos Free Trade Zone, Lagos.

The Tolaram Science Challenge is a special Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative focused on developing and promoting science education amongst the students of Lekki-Ajah axis of Lagos state.

The third edition of the competition featured a total of fourteen participating secondary schools in the area competing in group stages until the finals. Questions were from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and General Knowledge subjects.

Presenting Albesta Academy with the first prize trophy and cash prize, the Chairman of LPLE, Mr. Emmanuel Adesoye (FCA) commended the hard work, diligence and intelligence of the students of the school stating that their brilliant performance has seen them clinch the first prize again.

“Winning this year’s edition of the science challenge makes Albesta Academy a third time and all time winner of the competition which goes to show how hard-work always makes you stand out,” Mr. Adesoye said, urging the students not to relent as they climb higher up the educational ladder.

Speaking after receiving the trophy, the Principal of Albesta Academy, Mr. Thompson Imhanbor appreciated LPLE for its immense contribution to educational development in the entire area.

“We really appreciate the efforts of Lekki Port, especially in the area of educational development and advancement. Thanks to them, the students of this area are better at their science subjects and always look forward to this competition,” Mr. Imhanbor said.

The schools that participated include: Senior Grammar School, Magbon Alade; Community Senior Secondary School, Debojo; Community Senior High School, Magbon-Segun; Community Senior High School, Idata/Ilagbo; Community Senior High School, Akodo; Community Senior High School, Orimedu; Community Senior High School, Ise; Community Senior High School, Lekki; Community Senior High School, Iwerekun; Ibeju Senior High School, Ibeju- Lekki; Albesta Academy, Eleko; Jona Josh College, Orofun/Akodo; JOAK Private School, Magbon Alade; and LACAPERIA Academy, Obadore.

Speaking on the project, the Chief Finance Officer, LPLE, Mr. Sandeep Parasramka assured that LPLE will continue to deliver impactful contributions to the community around it through its CSR initiatives.

“While we are at our primary assignment of delivering a world-class port that would make Nigeria the transshipment hub for West Africa, we would continue to engage all our Stakeholders especially the communities around us to further develop them for all round advancement,” he said.