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Policy Competition 2020 for Undergraduate Students in Nigeria

Applications are invited from undergraduate students currently enrolled in tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the 2020 Policy Competition. The deadline for the submission of applications is 10th September, 2020. See details below

The Policy Competition was conceived as a platform for the grooming and harvesting of ideas on solving some of Nigeria’s developmental challenges from its youth population.

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The topic for this year’s competition is Improving the Quality of Tertiary Education in Nigeria.

Tertiary education in Nigeria leaves a lot to be desired. From incessant industrial actions by academic and non-academic staff to low-quality research outputs, the tertiary education system is fraught with a history of underperformance and waning influence in the global academic community such that Nigeria’s best performance in the global ranking web of universities is a lowly 1249th position.

What must be done to restore the glory of the Nigerian institutions? A high-quality entry must present ideas on sustainable funding model for institutions, enhancing linkages between the institutions and the economy and higher quality research outputs anchored on citations in reputable international journals. The selection panels will particularly reward bold but feasible ideas that recognize the nuances of the Nigerian environment and offer proposals on buy-in of stakeholders.

Policy Competition Eligibility.

  • Open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in a tertiary institution in Nigeria.
  • Participants are expected to register on the portal. Submissions must be made by a team of at least two students.
  • All applications should not contain more than 2000 words, excluding citations.

Policy Competition Prizes.

  • First Prize: N250,000
  • Second Prize: N100,000
  • Third Prize: N50,000

How to Apply for Policy Competition.

You are required to show proof that you are a student by either providing your statement of result or your student identity card.


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