Monday, 29 February 2016

2016 NHEF Essay Competition

Essay Topics
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?
Eligibility Requirements
All students enrolled in their penultimate year at our 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.
Submission Essay Criteria & Procedure
 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, (12-inch 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.
 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 by 11:59 p.m. (WAT) on March 31st, 2016.
Contest Prizes
The Grand prize winner of the 2016 Essay Competition will be awarded a cash prize of N100,000 with a year of paid tuition. First runner-up will be awarded a cash prize of N75,000 with a year of paid tuition. Second runner-up will be awarded N50,000 with a year of paid tuition.
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.



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