Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Essay Competition 2018 for students

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the commencement of the 2018 edition of its annual Essay Competition. The NSE Essay Competition, themed “Building a Sustainable Capital Market”, is one of the Exchange’s financial literacy and inclusion initiatives aimed at building a financially savvy generation.

Essay Topic

Discuss how technology can promote financial literacy and encourage investment habit among youths.

Worth

Recipient 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Student
  • N250,000 worth of shares
  • N500,000 scholarship fund for university education
  • Laptop
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Headline Closing Gong ceremony at the NSE
  • N200,000 worth of shares
  • N400,000 scholarship fund for university education
  • Laptop
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Participation in a Closing Gong Ceremony at the NSE
  • N150,000 worth of shares*N300,000 scholarship fund for university education
  • Laptop
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Participation in a Closing Gong Ceremony at the NSE
School
  • Trophy
  • Three PCs and a printer
  • Trophy
  • Two PCs and a printer
  • Trophy
  • A PC and a printer

Consolation Prizes

7 Runners-up aside the above would each get Mini Laptops

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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
  • Entrants must submit 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
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Guides for Applicants

  • 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 topic and competent use of English as a written language. This includes correct spelling, a good standard of punctuation and neat presentation

Deadline

5th October, 2018

Further Information

Visit the Nigerian Stock Exchange website for more information.

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