THE SHIP SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY/VIDEO CONTEST RULES AND HOW TO ENTER

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…

APPLICATION DEADLINE

30th April, 2017, 11:59pm (GMT+1)

THE CHALLENGE

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.

 

ESSAY/VIDEO EVALUATION

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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

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

 

NOTIFICATION

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.

SUBMISSION

Video url should be sent to gourmetfrenchng@gmail.com

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!!!

 

 

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Educational tourism in Africa: Be part of the video/essay competition

 

I just had a camera in my hand one afternoon and the first thing I started talking about was how to make things straight back home in the educational system, just one of the many sectors  that come to mind everyday. The thing is, the narrative always boils down to corruption. Everything is stained, affected, the future may have to suffer for it, and the hopeless chant is that it may get worse, but is this really the end?

I feel that until shameless corruption dies, and people start thinking of the future of Africa, or maybe just Nigeria for example, then we can’t have an educational system that attracts knowledge-thirsty students and researchers from all over the world, or that is even accessible to everyone in Africa who is interested in quality learning.

 

 

Don’t Panic, Take it Easy, It will pass

aludo-love-hovasabeeThis may not work for everyone but here’s my story,

Toward the end of last year, I was super stressed. O I thought I was going to just fail all my exams and retake or forfeit my scholarship. There was so much to read that I hadn’t opened, plus we needed to find a place in Madrid, and two more exams to go, out of which I have to write three papers, while everyone in my class writes two.

So Lupo’s deadline is on the 7th, the next is on the 14th, o God no.

On Friday morning, I still didnt have a topic. That was the 6th. Just kill me.

 

I wrote an email to my prof saying that I wanted to retake…so imagine requesting to retake when the due date hadn’t even come. At 6pm that evening, I tried to get to it. I prayed. God help me.

6,000 words, tomorrow, I don’t have a topic. Prof is yet to reply me, maybe he doesn’t want to because of the holidays. Immediately after a topic hit me, I felt a rush, I went to bathe, and I  was hungry, but Hola, in Madrid, all the stores were closed, it was the Festival of 3kings. The chinese were awake but they only accept cash.

 

I had a topic, I had a card, I was hungry, it was 8pm, I hadn’t eaten all day, my deadline is tomorrow. Can’t kill myself, I went back home, made spaghetti and slept.

What ever should happen should come and happen abeg…I woke up at 1:30pm  the next day…lol…but guess what, I submitted before 7th January midnight, I didnt add all my references because I didn’t want to be late to submit, but I read it this evening and it looked good.

I hope I get good grades. It was ok for a one night stand…

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