Nigeria @60: Osun Organises Essay Competition For Students In Tertiary Institutions

In commomeration of the 60th anniversary of Nigeria, the state of Osun has put in place a programme that will promote reading culture and encouraging healthy, intellectual competition amongst the students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

In line with this commitment, the government of Osun invites eligible Indigenes and residents of the state of Osun to participate in the essay competition that is organized by the Ministry of Regional Integration and Special duties in Collaboration with the Ministry of Political Affairs and Inter-governmental Relations*.


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The guidelines and procedures for eligibility for participation in the essay Competition are stated below;

i) Entries received for the essay Competition will be reviewed by distinguished panel of judges made up of academicians from reputable Nigerian universities/corporate sector, who will then shortlist twenty (20) essays for further assessement.

ii)The successful entries will be notified by email and SMS, and will be invited to the final assessment event. The selected essayists of the final assessment will receive their prizes and awards at an event which will be held at the Local Government Service Commission Hall on October 1st, 2020 by 12noon

iii) Furthermore, the essay must not exceed 1200 words and must be in Microsoft word format sent to The submission of the essay open Friday,11th September, 2020 and closes on Friday, 25th September, 2020

iv) Applicants must include their contact information (Name, Institution, Home Address, Telephone Number and email address) at the end of their essays, and must attach State of Origin/Local Government Identification and School Identity Card.

v) Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, use of language and appropriateness to contest theme.


The winners of the essay competition will be rewarded with Laptop, tablets and cash prizes. The competition is powered by the ministry of regional integration and special duties in collaboration with the ministry of political affairs and inter-governmental relations of the State of Osun


Hon. Olalekan Badmus,
Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties

Hon. Taiwo Akeju,
Commissioner for Political Affairs and Inter-governmental Relations


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