Participate In The 2nd Annual NHEF Essay Competition For Nigerian Undergraduates

  2nd Annual NHEF Essay Competition For Nigerian Undergraduates – At last, the 2nd Annual NHEF Essay Competition For Nigerian Undergraduates which will take place in selected Nigerian Universities has commenced. All Interested applicants who do wish to apply are hereby advised to take part in the competition. Also note that there are going to be cash prizes to be won by the winners of the competition.

 According to the memo of the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation NHEF,  ithe purpose for this competition, is to substantially increase the number of well-educated Nigerians assuming positions of leadership in Nigeria and globally.
 in other to To achieve this set targets, the skill gaps in key sectors of the Nigerian economy which do provide talented Nigerian students with a broad range of programs needs to be addressed. To this end, These programs will range from critical on-the-job training to hands-on-learning skills required in the employment process and overall career development.
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 The NHEF organization have also announced to the interested applicants that they are been also supported by their partner firms, we are providing world-class training to our Scholars to enable them compete effectively in the job market.

2nd Annual NHEF Essay Competition Essay Topics

 Below are the various topics to be worked on.
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 For 2nd Annual NHEF Essay Competition

 [lease note that not all interested applicants are allowed to apply. Which means that only students students who are enrolled in their penultimate year at any of the underlisted NHEF Partner Universities 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
  • University of Port Harcourt.

Submission Essay Criteria & Procedure

  • There shall be No literary form other than an essay will be accepted.
  •  For Each piece of writing, such a write up must reflect the contestant’s ability to explore and discuss ideas and ethical concepts.
  • Also note that your Essay must sure demonstrate the conduct of research and a sufficiently detailed summary.
  •  The length of the Essay, must be 2000 words, double – spaced, (12 – inch Times new roman), and numbered pages with one – inch margins   excluding bibliography & title page.
  • Applicants are to ensure that Each essay must include a Title Page, a Bibliography and a scanned copy of the contestant’s current student ID.
  •  Then Ensure that you submit your Entries in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Then all References included in the essay should be included and clearly identified.

Essay Submission Deadline

 For those applying All entries must be submitted via e-mail to by 11:59 p.m. ( WAT) on March 31st, 2016.

2nd Annual NHEF Essay Competition Contest Prizes

  • For those who are applying, it would be wise to let you no The Grand prize winner of the 2016 Essay Competition which will be awarded a cash prize of N100,000 with a year of paid tuition.
  •  Then the First runner-up will be awarded a cash prize of N75,000 with a year of paid tuition.
  •  For the Second runner up, he or she will be awarded N50,000 with a year of paid tuition.
Note: Enrollment will be verified with the university’s registrar.


 Please note that all Submitted essays will become the property of the NHEF. The NHEF may reprint the essays in its mediums and publications.  Inclusively, all Appropriate citations will be given to all the writers.
* All interested applicants, should 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.
2nd Annual NHEF Essay Competition For Nigerian Undergraduates