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CAANEC Essay Competition For SSS Students 2024

In collaboration with various partners, PATELA Care Foundation proudly presents the Cancer Advocacy and Awareness Essay Competition (CAANEC) for Senior Secondary School Students in Nigeria. This initiative aims to educate and empower young individuals about cancer awareness, advocacy, and research.

Essay Topic: Participants are required to discuss healthy ways to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

To be eligible to submit entries, you must be a senior secondary school student in Oyo State or the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Essay Submission Requirements

  • A handwritten essay of at least 500 words.
  • A passport photograph.
  • A copy of the birth certificate, National ID, or Bio page of the international passport.
  • Contact information: Name, Age, School, School address, Residential address, Telephone number, and Email address.

Entries can be submitted via the provided portal link, postal mail, or drop-off at No 1 Aina Adefolayan Street, New Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Winners from each region (Oyo State & FCT) will receive the following rewards:

  • Winner: ₦150,000
  • 1st Runner up: ₦120,000
  • 2nd Runner up: ₦100,000
  • Certificate of Good Effort for every participant (Electronic copies)
  • Access to PCF cancer control health education platforms.

The deadline for submission is May 31, 2024, and winners will be announced in July 2024. For additional information, visit

Read: List of essay competitions in Nigeria

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