Win N100,000 by being that one student that can help with ideas that will affect millions of students in Africa and improve the system of Education in Nigeria, the prize is N100,000 and one on one mentorship sessions with top ranking professionals in their fields (to be named after winner has been announced).
The title of your essay/video is EDUCATION IN MY COUNTRY WOULD BE MUCH BETTER IF…
30th April, 2017, 11:59pm (GMT+1)
The idea is to create a solid business case for improving the educational system in Nigeria, so that more foreign students can study in Nigeria as much as Nigerians study abroad. Your essay should be based on your observation from a national or international, personal, cultural or academic perspective, stating what should be adopted, what should be improved upon and traditions that should be eliminated to improve the quality of graduates, to improve the equality of schools and to improve the quality of teaching and student evaluation methods.
Be as personal as possible, we are seeking to connect with the contestants and match them with mentors.
Essays will be read by a panel in three rounds and judged based on originality of content, pragmatic solutions, sound theory, quality of thought, proficiency in writing and expression. Videos will be judged by the same panel using the same criteria. Be as creative as you dare in your videos without losing the message. We highly encourage thinking outside the box, with imaginary but feasible timelines.
Essay : 750 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography, give proper credit for citations and consultations using MLA or APA methods)
Video: 10minutes max (less than 10minutes is allowed, but any video longer than 10minutes will not be evaluated) Feel free to film with your phones and upload to an online video platform. Teamwork in videos is acceptable.
In order to participate, you must
- Be passionate about education and literacy in Nigeria (or candidate’s country)
- Be currently a student in the university either in first year, second year or third year
- Be studying in Nigeria (students of other nationalities can apply as long as they are studying in Nigeria, and they can base their essay on their country or on Nigeria)
- Either write in English or In French/Videos should be in English or in French
Preselected candidates will be notified by the 21st of May and given their telephone interview appointments.
Winner will be announced on the 30th of June, 2017
For proof of enrollment in a university, instructions will be given during the telephone interviews.
Please note that we have a human face, so feel free to send us messages on enquiries concerning the competition. Please do not write to us AFTER the essay concerning your status as a candidate.
Video url should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Essays can be sent directly as the body of an email or attached in PDF or Word formats to the same email address. Enquiries should also be sent to the same email address.
You can only submit one entry for this scholarship/competiton.
Best of Luck!!!