Coal City University, Enugu is organizing an essay competition for interested and qualified secondary school students.
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The Coal City University Essay Contest will award a cash prize of N500,000 or a full scholarship to study any desired course at the university to the winner of the competition.
The contest also aims to encourage young minds’ initiative and creative thinking abilities in the direction of sustainable development.
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Coal City University (CCU), a not-for-profit private university is now accepting entries from Nigerian secondary school students for its 2022 essay contest.
This annual essay contest is held to raise awareness of current global issues among the young population. It also aims to encourage young minds’ initiative and creative thinking abilities in the direction of sustainable development. Furthermore, the essay contest aims to teach society from the perspectives of young people and to recognise that it is our collective responsibility to address these issues.
- The essay may be submitted by anyone in a Senior Secondary School (SS1-SS3).
- The essay should be between 700-1000 words and must be typed, with the title and name of the author written at the top of the page. (Your name and title of the essay are not included in the word count limit).
- There are no particular rules regarding formatting (font style, size, line space, etc.).
- Essay must be original, as plagiarised submissions will be rejected.
- Co-authored essays will not be accepted.
- Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.
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Duration and Reward
The following awards would be given to shortlisted students as follows:
- 1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 500,000 naira Cash or Full tuition fee scholarship in Coal City University for any course of your choice.
- 2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 250,000 naira
- 3rd Prize: Certificate, prize of 150,000 naira
- All Shortlisted Students : Certificates and Consolation prizes.
- Additional Awards (Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable.
Theme: Climate Change
The climate impacts the health and well-being of people, including their mental balance, psychological comfort, and mood. Climate change threatens the essential ingredients of health such as clean air, safe drinking water, nutritious food supply and safe shelter. It also has the potential to undermine decades of progress in global health (WHO). Thus, saving the climate is an urgent task in which everyone has a role to play.
Your essay should answer the following questions:
- “What are you doing to help save the Climate”?
- “What can you do to help save the climate”?
- Are you doing anything consciously to make a difference?
Method of Application
- All shortlisted winners will be invited to Coal City University, Enugu for an award ceremony.
- All shortlisted winners will be announced on July 22, 2022 via the website ccu.edu.ng. They will also receive an SMS.
Begin your application by clicking on the button below.