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Call For Entries: Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition, 2013

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Entries are hereby invited from Nigerian undergraduate students for the 2013 edition of Naija Writers’ Coach Annual Essay Competition. The contest is intended to serve as a national platform for Nigerian students to express their opinions on pressing national issues, and advance workable and sustainable solutions to them.

Theme
Does The Nigerian Education System Prepare Students For The Work Environment?”
Synopsis
It has been observed that there is increasing importance and preference attached to educational certificates in Nigeria over the acquisition of critical life skills, educational values and practical work-place know-how, and as such, many students graduate still unemployable. Students who are most affected by this trend are invited to share their views on the malady and all other issues related to it.
Prizes
  • The sum of N15,000, N10,000 and N7,000 would be awarded to the first, second and third prize winners respectively.
  • Also, all the 10 finalists shall be entitled to receive the Naija Writers’ Companion – a collection of 3 awesome softwares and 3 ebooks on writing – worth N4,000.
Guidelines
  • Each entry must be an essay. Poems, short stories, fictions, etc. are not acceptable.
  • Each entry must be between 600 and 1,000 words.
  • No co-authored work would be accepted.
  • Submissions should be made online at www.NaijaWritersCoach.com/NWC-2013-essay-competition. Submissions by email would not be accepted.
  • All received entries would be acknowledged by email within 24 hours of submission. If you do not receive an acknowledgement after 24 hours, please try to resend your entry.
  • Each entrant must ensure that his/her essay is free from plagiarism.
  • The deadline for submission of entries is 20th April, 2013 (by 11:59pm).
  • All essays received and which are publishable would be posted on the Naija Writers’ Coach blog between 21st April and 25th April, 2013.
  • After the publication of the entries, voting would commence and last till 13th of May, 2013.
  • On the 14th May, 2013, the 10 most popular entries (finalists) based on the number of votes received would be forwarded to the panel of judges for grading.
  • On the 24th May, 2013, the 3 winners would be announced.
Panel of Judges
The distinguished panel of judges comprises:
#Dr. Mahfouz Adedimeji (Chairman, Editorial Board, University of Ilorin Bulletin, and Lecturer, English Department, University of Ilorin)
#Abimbola Adelakun (Columnist, The Punch Newspaper, and author of “Under the Brown Rusted Roofs”)
#Akinde Hafiz (The Editor-in-Chief, Minbar Al-Haqq Magazine, Lagos, and award-winning writer)
Inquiries
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4 Comments

  1. Sholaye

    March 31, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Nice

  2. Obed

    March 31, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I just wnt 2 know if aspirants of tertiary institutions can participate

  3. www.indumetal.it

    May 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

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  4. ONI

    July 29, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    We need God & prayer in Nigeria

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as the new Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).

The appointment was announced in a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education and signed by Omolase Yejide, Head Public Affairs on Monday.

Also Read: Sanwo-Olu Moves To Scrap Pension For Ex-Lagos Governors, Deputies

Mr. Olaleye was earlier interviewed by the Institution’s Governing Council and subsequently recommended.

He is to serve five years single tenure will take effect from 1st December 2020 at the expiration of the tenure of the Acting Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu.

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Exemption Of ASUU From IPPIS Temporary — Ngige

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Exemption Of ASUU From IPPIS Temporary —Ngige

Chris Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said that the Federal Government’s proposal to exempt members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is a temporary measure.

He explained on Saturday that this measure was pending the conclusion of the integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Ngige who clarified the position of the government team during Friday’s negotiation with ASUU said that it was not true that the government had abandoned IPPIS or that ASUU should not be on IPPIS.

Also Read: “Negotiation with FG yielded good result” – ASUU raises hope of resumption after recent meeting

“I think it is better because a lot of people are quoting us out of context saying that we abandoned the IPPIS and that we said they should not be on IPPIS, it is not true.

“What we said in the meeting and what we agreed was that in the interim for the transition period that UTAS is being tested by NITDA and the Office of National Security Adviser for cybersecurity. For those transition period, ASUU members that are not yet on IPPIS will be paid through the platform with which they were paid the President’s compassionate COVID-19 payment done to them between the months of February and June.

“That platform is a hybrid platform between IPPIS and MINPSI platform for the transition period. That was what was used, it’s a hybrid.”

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Osun Assures Indigenes Of Job Security After LAUTECH Transfer

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Osun Assures Indigenes Of Job Security After LAUTECH Transfer

Gboyega Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has assured indigenes of the State that the ceding of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, to Oyo State.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode.

The state government assured that there will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties.

Also Read: “Negotiation with FG yielded good result” – ASUU raises hope of resumption after recent meeting

“All workers of Osun extraction either in the College of Health Sciences and LAUTECH ceded to Osun or those in Ogbomoso are assured of job security. There will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties,” the statement partly read.

“The agreement states that indigenes of Oyo and Osun State working in either of the two entities will retain all their rights and obligations stipulated in their letters of engagements, therefore the State Government of Osun wishes to inform citizens that there is no need to fret about the dissolution, as all workers of Osun extraction are assured of the security of their jobs.”

 

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