1ST-EDITION of COVID-19 STAY HOME ESSAY COMPETITION FOR NIGERIAN STUDENTS

“…Of the Greatest Nigerian Students”

1.0 INTRODUCTION*

As good citizens, in full compliance with the clear directives by the authorities to remain at home in response to the pandemic, i urge every Nigerian Student to get ourselves positively engaged and participate in this intellectual exercise.

Our Brains Must Be Kept Active!

2.0 The 1ST-EDITION of COVID-19 STAY HOME ESSAY COMPETITION FOR NIGERIAN STUDENTS

2.1 ESSAY TOPICS (PICK A TOPIC)

Having the opportunity to stand before the United Nations General Assembly, make your recommendations to avert the imminent global economic recession occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and suggest ways to come out of it.

Give your advice to the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on URGENT ways to strengthen the Health and Educational sectors using legislative interventions, bearing in mind the Nation’s current economic realities.

As a researcher in infectious and communicable diseases, give your advice to the three tiers of government on roles to play, policies to put in place and adoptable measures to ensure that diseases such as COVID-19 is contained on time with zero or minimal casualties.

Statistics have shown that thousands of Nigerians go into extreme poverty within short period of time, thereby increasing the alarming rate of unemployment.

Suggest short-term and long-term measures that will address this problem.

Also, identify the roles to be played by both the people and the government in achieving your goals?

Security of Lives and Properties remains the elementary role of any government.

In practical terms, what will you do differently to sustain this assertion, if you’re elected the President of the Nation or the Governor of  your State.

3.0 GUIDELINES

3.1 QUALIFICATION

Students of Nigerian origin and Students currently studying in any post-primary and tertiary institutions located anywhere in Nigeria are qualified to participate.

3.2 IDENTIFICATION

All Participants shall indicate their –

– Full names & Contact Phone Numbers

– Name of institution/school and Address,

– Course of Study/Department

– Faculty (where applicable)

– Students Registration Number

– Fresh Graduates CURRENTLY undergoing the NYSC programme are eligible to participate. Whereas you MUST provide your name, state code and PPA.

3.3 Participants are to pick one topic from the Topics provided. Every participant is to write The Essay in not less than 500 words and not more than 1000 words.

3.4 All Essays shall be on MS-word format and sent to: – bmacobi@yahoo.com

4.0 SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES STARTS

Thursday, 9th April and *CLOSES* on or before 11:59pm Thursday, 16th April, 2020.

5.0 PRIZES

1st Prize – 20,000

2nd Prize – 15,000

3rd Prize – 10,000

Results and Winners will be announced and published A Week after the close of submission on the following social media handles –

Twitter

@SSAStudentDSP

Instagram

@ssastudentdsp

Facebook

– Oscar Obi

– Office of the SSA Students to DSP

©️This Competition is humbly brought to you by *Oscar Obi Youth & Children Literacy Foundation*

In partnership with

Desk of The Senior Special Assistant (Students Matters) to the Deputy President of the Senate* *(H.E., Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege).

#STAYHOME

#LetsKeepOurBriansBusy

#StopTheSpread

#WeAreTheSolution

 

April 7, 2020

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