Coal City University essay competition for secondary school students for 2023/2024 is out. This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to increase awareness of current global issues among the young population. It also aims to stimulate initiative and creative thinking abilities of young minds towards sustainable development. In addition, the essay contest seeks to get society to learn from the young minds and to recognize that it is our collective responsibility to address these issues.
The Thematic Focus: Drug Abuse in Nigeria
Drug abuse is an escalating problem among Nigerian youths, posing a substantial threat to the nation’s socio-economic and political stability. The triggers are multifaceted – poverty, lack of basic amenities, and peer pressure being significant contributors. The proliferation of drugs in Nigeria has further worsened the issue, with the government’s efforts against drug trafficking and abuse falling short of effectual. This contest aims to address these issues head-on, encouraging students to explore and propose comprehensive solutions.
Coal City Essay Competition Guidelines
The contest is open to students in Senior Secondary School (SS1-SS3) with a submission deadline of June 9, 2023. Submissions are to be made online via the University’s website, ccu.edu.ng. Essays must be original, not exceeding 1000 words, and only one entry per person will be accepted.
Coal City University Essay Competition Prizes
First, second, and third prize winners will receive a cash prize and a Certificate of Achievement. Additionally, the first prize winner has an option for a Full tuition fee scholarship in Coal City University. All shortlisted students will also receive consolation prizes and a Certificate of Participation.
How to Submit Entries
All interested applicant can should submit their entries via this link https://ccu.edu.ng/index.php/2023-essay-competition/
Submissions will be judged on their relevance to the topic, clarity of thought and expression, originality and creativity, research depth and evidence, and overall writing quality. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to present their essays orally. The final ranking will be determined by combining scores from the essay and the oral presentation.