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Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay Competition For Undergraduates 2020/2021

Entry is now opened for the Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay Competition for undergraduates of all Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria for 2020/2021.

The Asido Foundation (AF) is a not-for-profit charity organization that seeks to counter the ocean of ignorance around mental health by providing evidence – based information, and engaging in advocacy and intervention activities aimed at improving the mental health needs of the Nigerian population.

Undergraduate students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria are invited to submit essays on the topic: Stigma, Mental Health literacy and the Nigerian Youth.

The deadlines for submission of entries January 8th, 2021 and winners will be announced during our Telegram Interactive Monthly Community Engagement

Ms Jemila Abubakar was the pioneer Project Manager of the Asido Foundation. She was an awesome treasure to have. In terms of commitment, creativity, passion, a strong desire to help other human beings. Sadly, they lost her after a brief illness in July 2020. The Asido Foundation plans to keep her memory alive through an Annual Essay Competition for undergraduates of all Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. The theme will always be on a topical mental health issue.

Read: List of essay competitions in Nigeria

Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay Competition Eligibility

  • Open to students of Nigerian tertiary institutions only.
  • Entries should range from 750 to a maximum of 1500 words.

Competition Prizes

  • 1st Place: N100,000
  • 2nd Place: N70,000
  • 3rd Place: N30,000

How to Apply For the Essay Competition

To apply,

  • Send your entry in word document format to [email protected]
  • Kindly attach your passport photograph, evidence of studentship.
  • And your certificate of having taken the unashamed2020 pledge.
  • In the e-mail please include your name, school, course of study/level and your contact details.

Bolarinwa Olajire

An associate lecturer at MAPOLY with demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills, C++, Fortran, and Entrepreneurship. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter from University of Ibadan and PhD student at FUNAAB.

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