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Apply For 2018 Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition

Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for the year 2018 has been announced for secondary school students. All members of the general public (Parents & Guardians) and most importantly, interested candidates are hereby informed.

Applications are ongoing for the 2018 Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition. The Twelfth (15th) edition of Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition 2018 has commenced for all qualified and interested students. This award is annual and 2018 edition is here.

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Mike Okonkwo National Scholarship Awards 2018

About Mike Okonkwo Essay Competition

Mike Okonkwo Essay Competition was initiated in the year 2004, as part of activities to celebrate the Birthday of the Presiding Bishop of TREM, Dr. Mike Okonkwo (MFR) and more importantly to contribute to the development of the Educational Sector.

Dr. Mike Okonkwo is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) a.k.a. Power in the Word with over 200 branches in Nigeria and across the globe. He is an Apostle to this generation, whose life has impacted millions around the world. A father to many, and a pastor to pastors across the globe. Dr. Mike Okonkwo is also a dynamic conference speaker, crusade evangelist, a national spokesman for Nigeria, and an advocate of balanced Christianity.

Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition Description.

Entries for the 15th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students in Nigeria is on.

The competition which is one of Dr. Mike Okonkwo’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities, is aimed at raising the standard in the educational sector in the country and at the same time sensitize the students by making them analytically minded so as to excel in their world by developing their ability to think through issues.

This 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”.

Over the years the competition has been very successful in reshaping the thought pattern of the students to develop problem-solving skills. The Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition spans over a decade of developing and rewarding the writing skills of Nigerian youths towards national development.

How Much is It Worth?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The second runner up school gets a desktop computer, while the student gets a plaque and a cash prize of N50,000.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria


The entry requirements include:

  • Essay of maximum of 2000 words, a passport photograph of the student, full name, address, contact telephone number, class, school and name and telephone contact of the principal.

How to Enter Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Essay to: [email protected] 


The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM),
International Headquarters,
Obanikoro/ Anthony-Oke Bus Stop,
Lagos State.


  • The prizes for this year’s competition will be presented to the winners at the 19th Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture, which has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at the Muson Centre (Shell Hall) by 10.00 am prompt. The topic of the Essay Competition is also the topic for this year’s Annual Lecture.

Application Deadline

All applications will close by Friday, 1st June, 2018.

Best wishes from NGScholars!!!

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