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Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) 2021 Scholarship Essay Competition

The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition which provides a platform for encouraging Nigerian university students to think on topical issues vital for Nigeria’s sustainable growth and development.

Motivated students from all NHEF Partner Universities are encouraged to take part actively in the essay competition as prizes will be available for first, second and third place winners.

This year’s competition aims to provide a platform that encourages Nigerian university students to think critically and strategically on topical issues that are of vital importance to Nigeria’s sustainable growth and development.

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the focus of this edition of the competition is “The Role of Digital Technology in the Nigerian Higher Education System.”

We encourage motivated students from all NHEF Partner Universities to apply and look forward to receiving your entries.

Question:

The COVID-19 pandemic has dismantled global conventions and most notably impacted the activities of higher education institutions. Adapting to a new stay-at-home landscape, global education systems have responded with digitally innovative methods of teaching and learning that will redefine the future of classroom training.

Using relevant examples, critically analyze the role of digital technology in transitioning higher education in Nigeria to a post-pandemic system.

About Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF)

A strong, world-class higher education sector in Nigeria is essential to the development of the next generation of leaders; and contributes to a growing economy, facilitates a just and vibrant social structure, and promotes participation in a stable, lasting democracy. The NHEF is working toward a future in which Nigerian higher education is one of the best in the world – one where Nigerian institutions develop global scholars and leaders of the 21st century that can make a lasting impact in Nigeria and throughout Africa. Therefore, we seek to collaborate with Nigerian universities, and ... read more


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NHEF Scholarship Essay Competition


Aim and Benefits of NHEF Scholarship Essay Competition

  • The Grand Prize winner will be awarded ?100,000, a new laptop, 1 online certificate course, a 1-year internet subscription and 1 year of university tuition.
  • The First Runner-up will be awarded ?75,000, a 1-year internet subscription and 1 year of university tuition.
  • The Second Runner-up will be awarded ?50,000, a 1-year internet subscription and 1 year of university tuition.

Requirements for NHEF Scholarship Essay Competition Qualification

  • This competition is only open to students enrolled at NHEF Partner Universities. NHEF will verify the enrolment of each contestant with the University Registrar.
  • NHEF Partner Universities include: Ahmadu Bello University, Bayero University, Kano, Kwara State University, University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Port Harcourt.
  • Previous NHEF Essay Competition & Scholars Program beneficiaries are not eligible to participate in this competition. 

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Application Deadline

May 28, 2021


How to Apply

  • Naming convention is as follows: 2021 NHEF Essay Competition – Name of Applicant e.g., 2021 NHEF Essay Competition – Adekunle Ciroma Ahmed.
  • Entries must be submitted in PDF format.
  • All entries must be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m. (WAT) on May 28, 2021.

For more details, visit NHEF website.

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