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LAFARGE Africa’s National Essay Competition 2020/2021

LAFARGE Africa’s National Essay Competition is currently on to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria and the 60th anniversary of LAP in Nigeria, LAP is organizing a national essay competition.

The theme for the essay competition is “Building the Nigeria of my dreams”, which is in line with LAP’s nation-building initiative, to promote patriotism and corporate citizenship.

The deadline for the submission of entire for the Essay Competition is 15th January, 2021.

Lafarge National Essay Competition Categories

The competition is broken down into two categories:

  •     The Junior Category – The length of the essay shall not exceed 500 words (+/- 10%) for the Junior Category and 750 words (+/- 10%) for the Intermediate Category
  • The Intermediate Category – The length of the essay shall not exceed 750 words (+/- 10%) for the Intermediate Category.

Prizes

First Prize:

  • N1,500,000.00, as well as books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles, flasks and educational tablets, pre-loaded with educational content.

Second Prize:

  • N1,000,000.00, as well as books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles, flasks and educational tablets, pre-loaded with educational content.

Third Prize:

  • N750,000.00, as well as books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles, flasks and educational tablets, pre-loaded with educational content.

Others:

  • Consolation prizes of N200,000.00 each will be given to the authors of 2 good essays from each category. They will also receive books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles and flasks.

The top winners for each category will also receive a desktop computer system each for their schools with complete accessories.

Lafarge National Essay Competition Eligibility

The competition is open to:

  • Pupils of Public Primary Schools who are between the ages of 9 to 13 years, for the Junior Category of the competition, and
  • Students of Public Junior Secondary Schools who are between the ages of 9 to 13 years for the Intermediate Category of the competition.

    Note: The children of LAP employees are not be allowed to participate.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on https://www.learnwithlafarge.com/Home/Consent

NOTE:

  • Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Each participant is allowed to submit only one entry. Any participant who submits multiple entries will be disqualified.
  • Participants should retain their own copies of the essays as no entries will be returned. There will be no feedback on any entries, either during or after the competition

Read: List of Essay Competition in Nigeria

Bolarinwa Olajire

An associate lecturer 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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