By Eseoghene Emuke
The management of Premium Steel and Mines Limited (PSML), Ovwian-Aladja in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State says DSC Technical High School now known as Premium Technical High School would continue to maintain its educational excellence to enable it compete both at the national and global stage.
It noted that the current education form which catapulted the school into winning the 2020 Olympiad Science Competition in Delta State would be sustained and improved upon to promote science education that will put the country on the world map.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of PSML, Mr. Prasanta Mishra stated this on Wednesday during the presentation of cash awards to students and teachers of the Premium Technical High School who participated in the 2020 Science Olympiad for Science Students.
The school had won eventually all available prizes in the competition as the best school in the sciences in the state during the just concluded competition which saw the school clinched first positions in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in senior secondary level.
It also equally won second positions in Mathematics and Biology at the senior category as well as first position in Mathematics in junior category.
The Company has also donated facilities to the Premium Hospital and Schools in fulfillment of the Stallion Empowerment Initiative’s pledge of N120m for facilities upgrade in the company’s non-core areas.
Presenting the cash prizes to the beneficiaries in the school premises, Mr. Mishra described the company Technical High School as one of the best in the country, assuring that the company was prepared to support the school to maintain her top profile in academic excellence in Nigeria and on the global stage.
While congratulating the winners, he stated that both students and teachers have done the school proud by continuing on the scale of global excellence in all their dealings, noting that with the current form the school was in the sciences, the Technical High School was going to conquer more grounds in the years ahead.
In order to put the competitive spirit in the students and also to encourage the winners to strive for greater heights, the CEO of the Company, Mr. Mishra presented the cash prize to students and teachers that prepared them for the competition with the cash motivation ranging between N20,000 and N50,000to each winner.
The students were given medals and certificates and they will represent Delta State at the National level of the competition at a later date.
Winners of the competition include Ejaife Jefferson who came out first in Mathematics with Mrs Joseph Okolor as subject teacher; Anireto Edesiri, second position in Mathematics in the senior category, and Avwogua Eromosele, first position in Mathematics in junior category with Mrs O.M Utueghe as subject teacher.
Others are Onotafe Stephanie who came first in Chemistry with Mrs Victoria Omoko as subject teacher; Asala Titilayo took first in Physics with Mr Ideh Simon as subject teacher and Ugbo Oghenekome came second in Biology with Mrs M.A Oboli as subject teacher.
Meanwhile, the company has completed the ultra-modern e-library for the Technical High School which, the company said, will be equipped with new racks and books, chairs and tables to accommodate up to 500 students in one sitting.
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Addressing newsmen after the cash presentation to the outstanding students of the school, the CEO of Premium Steel and Mines Limited, Mr. Mishra disclosed that the company has also provided the school with a 200KVA power generating set to adequately serve all the technical workshops and laboratories in the school including the welding and fabrication workshops.
He disclosed further that the hospital is now wearing a new look with the painting of both the interior and exterior of the hospital, noting that the 24 hours operation has started in the hospital with the recruitment of ten doctors and nurses.
Mr. Mishra informed further that the hoppital equipment recently delivered including an ultra-modern Blood bank, patient monitors, and a Diathemic machine for the theatre operations.
He added that the X-ray services of the hospital have been restored with the resuscitation of the X-ray machine after 20 years of non-operation.
‘’There has also been provision of a brand new modern ambulance for use of the company hospital and the installation of 20 units of computers and software for implementation of electronic mechanical records system in place of the old manual records’’, Mr. Mishra declared, stressing that with the new facilities in the hospital, the Premium Hospital is now one of the best with state of the art facilities in Delta State and beyond.