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2016 Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition For Undergraduates

The Sigma Club of the University of Ibadan is pleased to announce the maiden edition of its essay competition, the 2016 Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition. The competition is intended to amplify or create awareness on cogent social issues concerning youths in Nigeria. The topic for the 2016 Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition is ‘Formal Education and the Nigerian Youth: Why the Street is taking over’.

This year’s topic is centered around the growing attraction of the world outside formal education to young Nigerians. Formal education in Nigeria has become excessively unattractive to Nigerian youths in terms of quality and process; how grossly inadequate, the attention government at all levels is paying to this anomaly and how social and non-educational activities are at the core of corporate fascination. The essay is amplifying this concern and with the understanding that ‘Street’ is in this context metaphorical.

2016 Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition

Eligibility and Conditions For the 2016 Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition

  • Interested persons must be UNDERGRADUATES of approved Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.
  • The essay must be original, practical and meet the standards for publication in local and international journals.
  • All entries should be typed in double line spacing and must not be more than 2,500 words.
  • Font type must be Times New Roman with 12 points font size
  • Sources must be properly cited; footnotes should be used and a table of reference must appear at the end of the essay.
  • Plagiarism in all forms is prohibited as indicted entries will be absolutely disqualified.
  • Only one entry is allowed per participant.
  • Entries should be sent to [email protected], alongside participant’s personal data (Full name, Age, Name of Institution, E-mail Address and Phone Number); a scanned copy of a recent passport size photograph and evidence of studentship (a scanned copy of Admission letter or official School Identification card).
  • Entries sent later than 11:50pm (local time) on 15th July 2016 shall be disregarded.
  • Only winners will be contacted and that shall be done after the judging process – first week in September 2016.

2016 Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition Awards

  • 1ST PRIZE: 100,000
  • 2ND PRIZE: 50,000
  • 3RD PRIZE: 30,000

NOTE: Please note that the decisions reached by the panel of Judges – proven to be highly competent and impartial – are incontestable. Participants also release to the Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition Committee, the right to their entries especially as it concerns publishing and publicity. By electing to participate in the competition, all participants agree to be bound by the above-mentioned.

2016 Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition Deadline

The deadline for entries is July 15th, 2016, 11:50pm (Nigerian time)

For further inquiries,call 09096210012, 08177291455, 08026256554

Good luck to all contestants!


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