An essay competition for pupils in junior secondary schools has been unveiled by the Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association Nigeria (COSFAN), a non-profit organisation, consisting of eminent Nigerians who have, from 1960 till date, enjoyed scholarships and fellowships from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) United Kingdom.
COSFAN’s President, Dr. Uduak Udom, said the pupils would write on “An Inclusive Commonwealth” which is the 2016 Commonwealth theme and prizes include laptops, scrabble boards and cash.
All students in JSS 1- JSS 2 in public secondary schools in Nigeria are eligible for the competition which closes on July 8, 2016. The application form can be accessed on COFSAN’s website: www.cosfan.org. All essays are expected to be strictly not more than 400 words.
Three winners would be chosen from a long list of top 10 contestants after a three-part telephone interview.