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5G: NCC dangles N1m cash prize on national essay – ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is dangling the total cash prize of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira Only) on the winners of its 2021 National Essay Competition for undergraduates, reports 
According to the Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, in a public notice available to ITREALMS, disclosed that a total cash sum of N1m has been mapped out for the winners to emerge by end of the exercise in September this year.
He explained that the star prize will go home with a laptop, printer and cash prize of N500,000.00; the second prize winner will be gifted N300,000 and third prize winner to have N200,000 in that order.

The essay, 
ITREALMS gathered opened Wednesday, June 16, 2021 and will end precisely on Monday, September 13, 2021 when winners are expected to be unveiled.

ITREALMS gathered is the 3rd National Essay Competition designed to inspire innovative essay writing skills in tertiary students across the country, with the theme: “5G Technology: Opportunities and Challenges.”

Also, Adinde said that the objective is to increase awareness on 5G Technology, engage and enhance research, encourage academic competition and excellence, while building capacity of undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

He similarly said that the eligibility criteria includes that all undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions both private and public can send entries.

“All participants are expected to register their personal details in the form provided for download on the NCC website, signed by their Deans as genuine Nigerian Undergraduates,” Adinde said.

As said by him, “All essays will be subjected to plagiarism checks,” while winners will be invited by the Committee members to defend their essays by way of presentation.

“Candidates who cannot successfully defend their submissions will be disqualified,” he said.

Additionally, he said that all entries will be assess based on the fact that the essay should contain a minimum of 1,000 words and a minimum of 500 words on the topic, have an abstract, introduction, main body and conclusion, referenced.

NCC promised that the essay entries will go through a rigorous selection process and scrutinized based on content, grammar and structure and must get to the Commission via PDF format with all necessary attachments.

ITREALMS gathered that all entries should be sent to aogbadu@ncc.gov.ng.

Remmy Nweke/DoP

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