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Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition 2024/2025

The Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for 2024/2025 is out and entries are being accepted from qualified secondary school students in Nigeria.

This year’s edition of the Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition among senior secondary school students across the country has begun.

The Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition spans over a decade of developing and rewarding the writing skills of Nigerian youths towards national development.

The annual competition with this year’s edition 19th in the series is being organised to mark the birthday anniversary of the presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Dr. Mike Okonkwo, as a way of contributing to the development of the education sector and the economy by extension. And just like the previous editions, the competition is voluntary and free of charge to willing students from any government approved secondary school nationwide.

Essay Title: Nigeria’s Pathways: Diagnosis and The Prescriptions’

The deadline for the submission of entries is June 15, 2024.

Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition Entry Requirements

  • Participants must attend any of the government approved secondary schools in Nigeria
  • Maximum of 2000 words
  • Name of student, class, e-mail, contact phone number, and his/her recent passport photograph
  • Name of school and detailed address (including Name of Principal and phone number)
  • The essay should be clearly typed
  • Submission of entries opens on April 8 and closes on June 15, 2024
  • Entries to be sent via e-mail:


1st Price: Student – N500,000 + Laptop; School – a desktop computer

2nd Price: Student – N250,000; School – a desktop computer

3rd Price: Student – N100,000; School – a desktop computer

Read: List of essay competitions in Nigeria

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