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Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition 2019

The Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition is one of the financial literacy and inclusion initiatives of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. The competition aims to bridge the gap in classroom learning with the practical knowledge required for long-term personal financial planning.

The competition’s overall goal is to develop a culture of wealth creation amongst the youth towards “Building a Financially Savvy Generation”. Now in its 19th year, the NSE Essay Competition has inspired over 67,000 young people in more than 12,000 schools across Nigeria.​

Essay Topic: How can the capital market help to create a better future for all?

Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition Eligibility

The essay competition is open to all senior secondary school students across the 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT.​

How to submit entry for NSE Essay Competition

NSE Essay Competition Prizes

1st Position

  • N500,000 worth of equity investments
  • N500,000 scholarship fund for university education
  • 1 Laptop computer/tablet
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Headline at NSE Closing Gong  Ceremony
  • Trophy
  • 3 PCs and a printer

2nd Position

  • N300,000 worth of equity investments
  • N400,000 scholarship fund for university education
  • 1 Laptop computer/tablet
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Participation at NSE Closing Gong Ceremony
  • Trophy
  • 2 PCs and a printer

3rd Position

  • N200,000 worth of equity investments
  • N300,000 scholarship fund for university education
  • 1 Laptop/tablet
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Participation at NSE Closing Gong Ceremony
  • Trophy
  • 1 PC and a printer

Consolation Prizes: 7 Laptops/tablets​ for 7 Runners-up

Rules

  • The Competition is open to only students in Senior Secondary Schools
  • Entries must be written in English and be the original work of the writer
  • Entrant must submit an essay on the  entry form and complete all the mandatory fields
  • The maximum word-counts are 1000 words
  • Entries will be disqualified if they fail to meet these requirements

Notes for Guidance

  • Entries must be the original work of the writer.  This does not rule out input or assistance from others
  • Entrants are encouraged to be creative in their response to the topic
  • Award-winning entrants are expected to show originality, focus on the topic and competent use of English as a written language.  This includes correct spelling, a good standard of punctuation and neat presentation

The entry for the Nigerian Stock Exchange essay competition ends on 18th October, 2019.

Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

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