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13th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition

13th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition

Entries for the 13th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students in Nigeria is now open from March 28th to May 27th, 2016, as part of the activities lined up to mark the 71st Birthday of Dr. Mike Okonkwo The Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM).

The competition is aimed at contributing to the educational sector in the country and to sensitize the students by encouraging them to excel in their world by developing their ability to think through issues and make a change in their world even at their tender age. Over the years the competition has been very successful in helping these youths to develop analytical and problem-solving skills.

The Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition spans over a decade of developing and rewarding the writing skills of Nigerian youths towards national development.


“The State of the Nigerian Nation: Redefining Our Values”.


The Redeemed Evangelical Mission


The star winner school gets three (3) internet ready desktop computers and a printer, while the student goes home with a trophy, Laptop, N100, 000.00 cash and a plaque.

The first runner up school gets 2 internet ready desktop computers and a printer and the student goes home with a cash prize of N75, 000.00 with a plaque.

The second runner up school gets an internet ready computer, while the student gets N50, 000.00 cash prize and a plaque.


May 27th, 2016


For participation in the 13th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students, the entry requirements include:

  • Essay of maximum of 2000 words, a Passport Photograph of the Student, Full Name, Address, Contact Telephone Number, Class, School and Name and Telephone contact of the Principal.
  • The prizes for this year’s competition will be presented to the winners at the 17thMike Okonkwo Annual Lecture, which has been scheduled for Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at the Muson Centre (Shell Hall) by 10.00 am prompt.
  • Essay could be submitted through email to, or by post to The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) International Headquarters, Obanikoro/ Anthony Oke Bus Lagos.


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