Deadline: 30 July, 2021

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced a call for participation in the 2021 Essay Competition for undergraduates.

It is understood that this year’s edition, the third in the series, will focus on Fifth Generation (5G) technology.


  • Winner will receive a laptop, printer and cash prize of N500,000
  • First runner-up will receive a cash prize of N300,000
  • Second runner-up will receive a cash prize of N200,000


  • Open to all undergraduate students of tertiary institutions (public and private) in Nigeria
  • 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
  • All essays will be subjected to plagiarism checks
  • Winners will be invited by the committee members to defend their essays by way of presentation
  • Candidates that cannot successfully defend their submissions will be disqualified
  • The words that make up the essay should not be more than 1,000 and less than 500
  • Essay must have an abstract, introduction, main body and conclusion
  • Essay must be referenced
  • All essays must be submitted to the NCC in PDF format with all necessary attachments

To enter and for more information, click here.

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