Essay competition winners to get N2m, others

Afirm, Degrees and Careers, an arm of MOD Group, has started receiving entries for the Literary, Essay and Debate (LEAD) competition. It is designed to enhance the use of English among secondary school students. The firm’s Lead Counselor/Community Manager, Ademola Ademiluyi, said: “We have structured the competition to evaluate the writing, speaking, reading, research and persuasion skills of the contestants.” He said the competition is designed for students within ages 15 to 18.

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The first leg of the contest opened for entries on November 18 and will close on December 20. “Applicants are to write 500-1000 word essay on holistic education: the solution to Nigeria’s socio-economic challenges and submit at” Ademiluyi said the best entry would be selected from each region for the grand finale scheduled for March 20 in Lagos. The first three winners would get N2million, N1million and N500,000. The group’s Director of Operations, Faruk Oyebanjo, added that the visually impaired can participate in the competition using Braille, signs and symbols.

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