… As entries for the 14th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition opens
ENTRIES for the 14th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students in Nigeria that kicked off on March 13th will be brought to a close on May 12th, 2017, as part of the activities lined up for the 72nd birthday celebration of Dr. Mike Okonkwo the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM).
The topic for this year’s competition of the 14th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition is “Made in Nigeria Products: The Vehicle for Sustainable Development.” The competition, one of Dr. Mike Okonkwo’s corporate social responsibility activities aimed at raising the standard in the educational sector in the country, has, over the years, been very successful in reshaping the thought pattern of the students to develop problem-solving skills.
Like in previous years, the star winners and their schools will get various prizes, namely desktop computers, printer, cash prizes and plaques. To participate in the essay competition, the entry requirements include: an essay of maximum of 2000 words, a passport photograph, full name, address, contact telephone number, class, school and name and telephone contact of the Principal. The essay could be submitted through email or by post to the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) International Headquarters, Obanikoro/Anthony Oke Bus Lagos.
The Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition spans over a decade of developing and rewarding the writing skills of Nigerian youths towards national development. The prizes for this year’s competition will be presented to the winners at the 18th Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture, scheduled to hold on September 5, 2017 at the Shell Hall of Muson Centre.