2nd Annual NHEF Essay Competition

2nd Annual NHEF Essay Competition
17 Feb 2016


We are pleased to announce the second edition of our Annual Scholarship Essay Competition will open for submission starting February 8th 2016. The competition is aimed at harnessing young minds on issues of vital importance to development and we are pleased to announce this year, the NHEF will be rewarding winners with a full year’s tuition in addition to prize money!

1.      “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead”-Aristotle. Discuss the validity of this statement.
2.      Explore the relationship between a developed higher education sector and long-term economic growth?
3.      What is the role/function of innovation versus tradition in Nigeria’s development?

Nigeria Higher Education Foundation

Grand prize: N100, 000 with a year of paid tuition.
First runner-up: N75, 000 with a year of paid tuition.
Second runner-up: N50, 000 with a year of paid tuition.

March 31st, 2016 (11:59 p.m.)

All students enrolled in their penultimate year at any NHEF Partner University are qualified to participate in the essay contest.
* NHEF Partner Universities include Ahmadu Bello University, Bayero University, University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Port Harcourt.
All essays must comply with the following contest rules before submission:
» No literary form other than an essay will be accepted.
• Each piece of writing must reflect the contestant’s ability to explore and discuss ideas and ethical concepts.
• Essay must demonstrate the conduct of research and a sufficiently detailed summary.
• Essays must be 2000 words in length, double-spaced, (12pt Times New Roman), and numbered pages with one-inch margins excluding bibliography & title page.
• Each essay must include a Title Page, a Bibliography and a scanned copy of the contestant’s current student ID. The student’s registration ID# must appear at the header section of each page
• Entries must be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
• References in the essay should be included and clearly identified.
• All entries must be submitted via e-mail to essay@thenhef.org by 11:59 p.m. (WAT) on March 31st, 2016.
Note: Enrollment will be verified with the University’s registrar.
Disclaimer: Submitted essays will become the property of the NHEF. The NHEF may reprint the essays in its mediums and publications. Appropriate citations will be given to all the writers.
*Students enrolled in their penultimate year are third year undergraduates of a 4-year degree program or Fourth year undergraduates of a 5-year degree program. NHEF will verify enrollment of each contestant with the university registrar.

Contact us via:
Nigeria Higher Education Foundation
347 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1402
New York, NY 10016
Tel.: 646-205-2254

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