Entry opens for 13th Mike Okonkwo essay competition

PHOTO: mycollege.com.ng

PHOTO: mycollege.com.ng

As entry opens in this year’s Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for secondary school, organisers have set before the students, the task of displaying their understanding of the state of the country viz-a-viz redefining our values as a nation.

Entries for the 13th edition of the competition, which is part of the activities lined up to mark the 71st birthday of the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Dr. Mike Okonkwo, will remain open from Monday, March 28 to May 27th, 2016, as part of the activities lined up to mark the 71st Birthday of Dr. Mike Okonkwo.

Since making its debut, the competition, which topic for this year is, “The State of the Nigerian Nation: Redefining Our Values,” has helped youths to develop analytical and problem-solving skills.

The star winner school gets three Internet-ready desktop computer sets and a printer, while the student goes home with a trophy, a laptop set, N100,000 cash and a plaque. The first runner up school gets two Internet-ready desktop computer sets and a printer and the student, a cash prize of N75,000with a plaque. The second runner up school gets an Internet-ready computer set, while the student gets N50,000 cash prize and a plaque.
For participation in the competition, the entry requirements include a 2,000-word (maximum) essay, a passport-size photograph of the student, name, address, contact telephone number, class in school, school name and telephone contact of the principal.

Essay could be submitted through email to essay@trem.org, or by post to The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) International Headquarters, Obanikoro/ Anthony Oke Bus Lagos.

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