2020 Excellent Minds Initiative (EMI) Essay Competition for Undergraduate Students: Excellent Minds Initiative (EMI) Calls for
Applications from Undergraduate Students in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions for its 2020 National Essay Competition. Deadline: 6th April,
2020, See Eligibility, Topic,
Requirements, Prizes, Application Guidelines and
Applications are invited from undergraduate students in the Nigerian
tertiary institutions to participate in the 4th Edition of the Annual
Excellent Minds Essay Competition.
The essay competition is
focused on promoting critical thinking, harnessing ideas and developing
the talents, abilities, gifts and skills inherent in the Nigerian
This we expect shall translate into a ripple effect of awareness
and provide a platform for growth for future leaders of Nigeria.
This year’s topic draws on the threats of rising inequality in Nigeria and the ongoing climate actions.
Eligibility & Topic.
- The essay is open to undergraduate students in tertiary institutions across Nigeria.
Essay Topic / Overview
change and rising inequality in our world are twin threats that are
particularly worrisome. In a space where no one is safe from the
devastating effects of a heating planet, it is the poor who have done
the least to heat the planet, that will suffer first, and the most, from
the brunt of these threats in the new decade – if no action is taken to
address these issues.
- In the same vein, despite the significant
boom in innovation and local markets in recent times, there are still
unfair discrepancies and widening gaps between the haves and have-nots
- These inequalities undermine the nation’s democratic
system and the future of our young people. Sadly, the rising inequality
has a powerful accomplice in climate change. “As a concerned Nigerian,
pitch your biggest idea (not more than 1000 words) on how Nigeria can
effectively address the double threats of climate change and inequality
towards ensuring a sustainable future for its people.”
- First Prize: A Laptop + Certificate of Accomplishment
- Second Prize: A Tablet + Certificate of Accomplishment
- Third Prize: A Printer + Certificate of Accomplishment
How to Apply.
Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should submit their entries by clicking on the “Submit” button.
- Our adjudicators take plagiarism very seriously. If you are caught plagiarising, you will be disqualified from the competition.
addition to these prizes, we are happy to recognise the top 3 winners
of our Essay Competition by publishing their essays on our website for
unrestricted access by the online community.
- Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for the next stage.
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