The Nigerian Communications Commission has opened up entries for its 2021 National Essay Competition for undergraduates.
The Competition, which is the 3rd National Essay Competition was designed to inspire innovative essay writing skills in tertiary students across the country.
According to an advert inviting undergraduate of Nigeria’s tertiary institutions, the topic for the 2021 Competition is “5G Technology: Opportunities and Challenges” and has as its objective, the increasing awareness of 5G technology, opening up opportunity for undergraduates to engage in 5G technology related research as well as encourage academic competition and excellence.
The notice which was signed by the Director of Public Affairs of the NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde is expected to build the capacity of undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
To be eligible to take part in the Competition, Adinde said that applicants must be undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions (Private & Public) and must register their personal details in the form provided for download on the NCC website, signed by their Deans as genuine Nigerian undergraduates
The Commission said that all Essays will be subjected to plagiarism checks adding that winners will be invited by the Committee members to defend their essays by way of presentation and that candidate that cannot successfully defend their submissions will be disqualified.
On the assessment criteria, the NCC said that all entries will be assessed based on the following:
Essay should contain a maximum of 1,000 words and a minimumof 500 words on the topic.
Essay must have an Abstract, Introduction, Main Body and Conclusion.
Also a rigorous selection process and scrutinized based on Content, Grammar and Structure while all essays must be submitted to the NCC in PDF format with all necessary attachments.
The first prize winner will go home with a Laptop, Printer and Cash Prize of NS00,000.00 while the second and third take home N300,000 and N200.000 respectively.
Deadline for submission is July 30 2021 while the winner will be announced on September 1. 2021