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Entries open for 15th Mike Okonkwo National Essay contest

THE entries for the 15th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students in Nigeria opens from March 26 to June 1, 2018.

The competition which is one of Dr. Mike Okonkwo’s corporate social responsibility activities, is aimed at raising the standard in Nigeria’s education sector and at the same time, sensitising the students by making them analytically minded so as to excel in their world by developing their ability to think through issues.

This national essay competition is also a part of the activities lined up to mark the 73rd birthday of Dr. Mike Okonkwo, the presiding bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM. The topic for this year’s competition is Nigeria’s Unity: Matters Arising.

The Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition spans over a decade of developing and rewarding the writing skills of Nigerian youths towards national development. Like previous years, the star winner school gets three sets of desktop computers and a printer, while the student goes home with a trophy, Laptop, plaque and a cash gift of N100,000.

The first runner- up school gets two sets of desktop computers and a printer and the student goes home with a cash prize of N75,000 and a plaque. The second runner-up school gets a desktop computer, while the student gets a plaque and a cash prize of N50,000.

For participation in the 15th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students, the entry requirements include: Essay of maximum of 2,000 words, a passport photograph of the student, full name, address, contact telephone number, class, school and name and telephone contact of the principal.

Essay could be submitted through email at essay@trem.org or by post to The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) International Headquarters, Obanikoro/Anthony-Oke, Bus Stop Lagos.


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