Applications are now open for the 9mobile Essay Competition 2022. Here’s what you need to know about the competition.
Riding on UNESCO’s International Literacy Day marked on September 8 annually, Nigeria’s telecom provider and youth-friendly brand, 9mobile, has announced the introduction of an essay competition for senior secondary schools students in the country beginning with Abuja.
The telco announced the competition at a media conference to kick off the competition’s call for entries.
Speaking on the rationale behind the initiative, Abdulrahman Ado, the Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, 9mobile, represented by the PR Lead, 9mobile, Chineze Amanfo reiterated the company’s commitment in contributing and strengthening the education sector in the country.
She said, “At 9mobile, we understand that young people are the bedrock of change, and it is imperative to support them when it comes to cultivating values that promote environmental sustainability. These values will shape their behaviour and help to change society for the better. This year’s essay competition is exclusive to Senior Secondary School students in FCT, Abuja in collaboration with the FCT Education Secretariat.”
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“In coming up with this initiative, we have carefully constituted a team of reputable panel of Judges with impeccable track record and qualifications who have designed judging criteria to evaluate entries such that only the best emerges as overall winner” Amanfo added.
According to Amanfo, the 9mobile Essay Competition, which has as its theme, ‘How is overpopulation becoming a global pandemic to the environment?’ will be focused on the environment and sustainability awareness.
Speaking further on the mode of entry and submission deadline, Amanfo emphasized that entry is free and that the call for entries will last for two weeks to enable students submit their entries.
The submission deadline will be September 22, 2022, and judging will commence thereafter.
All entries will be sent online to email@example.com and the top 10 entries will be shortlisted, thereafter there will be a virtual engagement with the short-listed candidates by the judges to enable the contestants to defend their entries. Announcement of the winners will be made on September 30, 2022, and winners will be presented with their prizes at the 9mobile regional office in Abuja.
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