2015 Essay Competition for African Students Launched

The Nation Newspaper-Nigeria in collaboration with African Liberty Organzation for Development (ALOD) and Network for a Free Society (NFS) is calling for entries into the 2015 essay competition.

Essay Question: Government regulations and controls are the biggest threat to jobs in Africa today. Discuss using practical examples.

Qualification: All African Students in any Tertiary Institutions (University, Polytechnic, College of Education and Technical Schools) in Africa. The format of the text should be in MS Word and not more than 1,500 words. Interested students can visit: www.networkforafreesociety.org for useful background materials. Please be honest in your citations of other works. On the first page of the completed essay, please write your full names, department, and year of study and name of institution. Also include your email address and mobile phone number. Send your entries to adedayo.thomas@gmail.com

Entries will be received between March 26 and June 26 ,2015. No late entries will be accepted. Announcement of winners: July 29 , 2015.

PRIZES

1st- Named after George Ayittey (Platinum Prize): $1,000 and scholarship to the 2015 Liberty Camp in Kenya from August 5-9, 2015 OR The 8th IMANI Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) in Ghana from August 19-23, 2015

2nd-Named after Anthony Fisher (Gold Prize): $700 and scholarship to the 2015 Liberty Camp in Kenya from August 5-9, 2015 OR The 8th IMANI Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) in Ghana from August 19-23, 2015

3rd-Named after Franklin Cudjoe (Silver Prize) : $500 and scholarship to the 2015 Liberty Camp in Kenya from August 5-9, 2015 OR The 8th IMANI Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) in Ghana from August 19-23, 2015

4th-Named after CampusLife-The Nation Newspaper( Media Bronze Prize): scholarship to the 2015 Liberty Camp in Kenya from August 5-9, 2015 OR The 8th IMANI Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) in Ghana from August 19-23, 2015

There are also eight consolation prizes of $50 each.-

Testimony from previous winners

“I was a prize winner of this competition in 2010, today, I am a partner of the organization and its international allies” – Japheth Omojuwa (Nigeria)

“As a past winner of the the essay competition, exposed me to a treasure trove of opportunities, I have benefited from a treasure trove of; resources and a fellowship with friends in Africa and across the globe who are dedicated foot-soldiers in valiant fight for freedom across the world… “ – Alex Njeru -The 20110 1st Prize Winner as a student of Maseno University (Kenya )

“This is a dream come true. I’m happy because my experience as the winner has helped deepen by knowledge about an urgent need for promotion of liberty in Africa. A cause I hoped to be fully committed to for a very long time…” Adeloye Olanrewaju Samuel -1st Prize Winner-2014.Department of Physiology . Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. Ogbomoso, Oyo State. (Nigeria)’

“Freedom is the principal thing in actualizing the full potentials of individuals in every society…”  – Gracious Odala Balamu- 2014 Second Prize Winner,Department of Philosophy, Chancellor College, University of Malawi(Malawi)”

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