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The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation, NHEF, wishes to inform undergraduate students in their Partner Universities that the 2016 edition of the scholarship essay competition has commenced.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • All students enrolled in their penultimate year at our NHEF Partner University are qualified to participate in the essay contest.
  • NHEF Partner Universities include Ahmadu Bello University, Bayero University Kano, University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Port Harcourt.
  • Students enrolled in their penultimate year are third year undergraduates of a 4-year degree program or Fourth year undergraduates of a 5-year degree program.

2nd Annual NHEF Essay Competition Topics:

1. “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead” -Aristotle. Discuss the validity of this statement.
2. Explore the relationship between a developed higher education sector and long-term economic growth?
3. What is the role / function of innovation versus tradition in Nigeria’s development?
Essay Submission Criteria & Procedure:
  • No literary form other than an essay will be accepted.
  • Each piece of writing must reflect the contestant’s ability to explore and discuss ideas and ethical concepts.
  • Essay must demonstrate the conduct of research and a sufficiently detailed summary.
  • Essays must be 2000 words in length, double-spaced, (12-inch Times new roman ), and numbered pages with one-inch margins excluding bibliography & title page.
  • Each essay must include a Title Page, a Bibliography and a scanned copy of the contestant’s current student ID.
  • Entries must be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • References in the essay should be included and clearly identified.
  • All entries must be submitted via e-mail to by 11:59 p.m. (WAT) on March 31st, 2016.
Contest Prizes:
  1. The Grand prize winner of the 2016 Essay Competition will be awarded a cash prize of N100,000 with a year of paid tuition.
  2. First runner-up will be awarded a cash prize of N75,000 with a year of paid tuition.
  3. Second runner-up will be awarded N50,000 with a year of paid tuition.
Note: Enrollment will be verified with the university’s registrar.
Disclaimer: Submitted essays will become the property of the NHEF. The NHEF may reprint the essays in its mediums and publications. Appropriate citations will be given to all the writers.

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