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APPLY: FITC 2020 Essay Challenge For African Students

FITC was established in 1981 as a Limited by Guarantee not for profit professional services organisation, based on the Company’s Act of 1968. It was created in response to the recommendations of the Pius Okigbo Committee, which was set-up by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1976, to review the Nigerian financial system.

FITC’s Institutional Members are members of the Nigerian Banker’s Committee, comprises of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation and all licensed banks in Nigeria.

Applications are invited from undergraduate students in the Nigerian tertiary institutions to participate in the competition below:

This competition is aiming to bring together young people’s views on the theme ‘‘Building Africa with Knowledge’’. All undergraduate students in tertiary institutions across Africa (Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Monotechnics etc.) are welcome to submit an entry into the competition, titled “Accelerating Growth and Development in Africa: The Role of Technology and Innovation.”
• FITC celebrates diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or other persuasion in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to: selection of participants in our programmes, selection of winners in our competitions, volunteers and vendors, and provision of services as well as hiring and firing of staff.
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Entry Format

• Entries to the competition must be submitted using the official entry form found here and must be submitted before midnight Central African Time on Monday, August 31, 2020.
• There is no registration fee or purchase required for participation.
• Only entries that are duly received by us by the closing date will be eligible for the competition. Entries not submitted in accordance with these terms and all other rules and directions, or entries that are incomplete and illegible will not be eligible.
• Each entrant is required to submit only one entry to the competition.
• Submissions cannot be saved and continued later on the submission form and need to be completed in one sitting. We suggest you write and save your essay offline and then add to the submission space provided.

• Essay can be written in English or French language.
• Essay must include a title.
• Essay must reflect the participants own work and original thinking, and may not infringe on the rights of any other party.
• Any quotations or copyrighted material must be identified and referenced.
• The essay must not be less than 1,000 words in length.


Evaluation will be carried out by a judging panel following the closing date of August 31, 2020. Essays will be evaluated on:
• Theme: How essay creatively relates to the competition theme
• Focus and Details: Whether essays are well focused and supported
• Organization and Ideas: How original ideas are, how they are presented and whether they capture the readers’ attention
• Use of Conventions: Whether spelling, grammar and punctuation interrupt reading and detract from the meaning of the essay
• Voice: Whether the writers unique perspective is shown


Prize (Candidate):

  • Winner – $1,000 + Laptop + Leadership Certification Programme + 1-year Mentorship Programme
  • 1st runner up – $500 + Laptop  + 1-year Mentorship Programme
  • 2nd runner up – Laptop + 1-year Mentorship Programme

Deadline: August 31, 2020

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