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Entries open for Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition


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 the education sector as well as sensitise the students by developing their ability to think through issues.

The competition is part of activities lined up to mark the 73rd birthday of Okonkwo, who is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM). The topic for this year’s competition is “Nigeria’s unity: matters arising”.

The competition, which spanned over a decade of developing and rewarding the writing skills of Nigerian youths towards national development, has helped the students to develop problem-solving skills.

Entry requirements include an essay of not more than 2000 words, as well as a passport photograph of the student, full name and contact details.

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