Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS


26/09/2017 - 18:25
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The Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and Daily Trust are organising an Essay Competition on Gender Equality. The competition is part of the European Union Gender Action. The objective of the competition is to stimulate children's awareness of the role of women in society. The competition is open to Nigerian Senior Secondary School Students between the ages of 13-16 residing in Nigeria.

There will be thirteen winners for the overall best essays. These shortlisted finalists will be invited to Abuja for an Award Ceremony on November 28, 2017.  The cost of travel and accommodation will be borne by the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS.  In addition, the best 30 essays will be published in a booklet which will be distributed to schools with the names of the writers of each essay.  Intending participants should submit an essay of not less than 500 words but not more than 1,000 words.

Breakdown of Prizes are as follows:

1st Prize = One Lap top computer + N30, 000 grant for books

2nd Prize = One laptop computer + N20, 000 grant for books

3rd Prize = One laptop computer + N10, 000 grant for books

The best 10 runners-up will receive a grant of N30, 000 each for books

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