The Francis Ibhawoh Foundation is proud to announce its annual essay competition, an initiative designed to engage undergraduate students in thoughtful, constructive dialogue. This year, we’re tackling the pressing issue of incessant strikes in Nigerian public tertiary institutions and brainstorming potential solutions.
The 2023 Essay Competition’s theme is “Incessant Strikes in Nigerian Public Tertiary Institutions and How to Address Them.” The widespread strikes in Nigerian public tertiary institutions significantly disrupt the academic progress of our nation’s youth, leading to substantial setbacks in their overall development. It’s a problem that demands our attention, and we believe it’s crucial to generate innovative ideas to ensure a stable, conducive learning environment for our students.
About Francis Ibhawoh Foundation
The Francis Ibhawoh Foundation was established in 2014 in honour of the late Francis Ehidiamen Ibhawoh by his family and friends.
Mr Francis Ibhawoh was a committed educationist and public servant. Born in 1938 in Uromi, Nigeria, he worked as a primary and secondary school teacher before proceeding to the University of Ibadan from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Economics and French in 1968. He joined the then Bendel State Civil Service as an administrative officer shortly after graduation and rose to the position of a Director. T… read more
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Francis Ibhawoh Foundation Essay Competition
Aim and Benefits of Francis Ibhawoh Foundation Essay Competition
- To provide monetary assistance for undergraduate students
- To reward, promote and encourage academic excellence
- To promote the attainment of educational goals
- To augment the cost of education in tertiary institutions and make higher education more accessible
- To engage university students in discussions about community and national development
This competition offers contestants more than just an opportunity to express their opinions and insights. It’s also a chance to win a cash award of N100,000.00, earn a certificate of achievement, and gain invaluable networking opportunities with renowned scholars, education experts, and professionals across various fields of endeavour.
Requirements for Francis Ibhawoh Foundation Essay Competition Qualification
We’re inviting undergraduate students from all disciplines studying in tertiary institutions in Edo State to participate in this competition. We firmly believe that diverse perspectives contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the challenges we face. We encourage participants to delve deep into the causes, consequences, and implications of strikes in Nigerian public tertiary institutions, and to propose effective strategies for sustainably addressing this issue.
Interview date, Process and Venue for Francis Ibhawoh Foundation Essay Competition
- Entries are accepted between March and June (exact dates each year may vary slightly)
- Annual review of all qualified entries commences on June 30
- Screening Committee makes recommendations to Board on/before July 15
- Board Selection process is concluded by July 15 each year
- Scholarship is awarded annually on July 15
June 30, 2023
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to Francis Ibhawoh Foundation on www.ibhawohfoundation.com to apply
For more details, visit Francis Ibhawoh Foundation website
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