A former national president of the National Association of Oyo Students, NAOS, Agboluaje Saheed Alabi, has emerged as one of the two winners of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry 2019 competition held in Paris.
Agboluaje, who is a final year student of the Ekiti State University was adjudged one of the best for his experiment on water pollution. The judges, according to information, commended the experiment, saying “it was really well thought out and hit on all the main points while combining great context to students.”
He won the IYCN outreach competition alongside Hayden Clum and Jayquelyn Cetola from the United States.
For the feat, Agboluaje, who was president of the Students Chemistry Society of Nigeria during his days at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, EACOED, Oyo, will get the sum of $250.
Confirming the news on its Facebook, International Younger Chemists Network, IYCN, wrote: “Today the winners of our outreach competition were announced. Congratulations to Hayden Clum and Jacquelyn Cetola from the US and Agboluaje Saheed Alabi from Nigeria. Thanks to CAS and Pearson English for sponsoring the award.”
An elated Agboluaje would later told OYO INSIGHT that “I dedicated the award to the glory of God, friends, family and all the young chemists across the globe and most especially EKSU Chemists Class ’19.”