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Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition 2016

Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition 2016

Sigma Club is a socio-philanthropic organisation established in 1950 at the University of Ibadan (then University College, Ibadan) to help develop the leadership, managerial and communication skills of her members (male undergraduates of the University of Ibadan) with the bigger aim of producing whole men equipped with the capacity to engineer their immediate society and the world.

For almost seven decades, Sigma Club remains an unmatched platform for networking and capacity development for young Nigerians; while also breeding a unique class of whole men – too numerous to mention –  to expedite nation building.

The concern of this maiden edition hinges on the growing attraction of the world outside formal education to young Nigerians. In the past few years, social commentators have substantially discussed and written about how formal education in Nigeria has become excessively unattractive to our youths in terms of quality and process; how grossly inadequate, the attention government at all levels is paying to this anomaly and how social and non-educational activities are at the core of corporate fascination.

Sigma Club, as a nation and youth oriented organisation hereby joins in amplifying this concern and with the understanding that ‘Street’ is in this context metaphorical, equally invite eligible young people  to join the discussion by sending in their entry on the below topic.


Formal Education And The Nigerian Youth: Why Is The Street Taking Over


Sigma Club, University of Ibadan

Prizes (Naira)

  • 1st prize: 100,000
  • 2rd prize: 50,000
  • 3rd prize: 30,000


July 15th, 2016, 11:50pm (local time)


  • The essay must be original, practical and meet the standards for publication in local and international journals.
  • All entries should be typed in double line spacing and must not be more than 2,500 words.
  • Font type must be Times New Roman with 12 points font size
  • Sources must be properly cited; footnotes should be used and a table of reference must appear at the end of the essay.
  • Plagiarism in all forms is prohibited as indicted entries will be absolutely disqualified.
  • Interested persons must be UNDERGRADUATES of approved Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.
  • Only one entry is allowed per participant.
  • Entries should be sent to, alongside participant’s personal data (Full name, Age, Name of Institution, E-mail Address and Phone Number); a scanned copy of a recent passport size photograph and evidence of studentship (a scanned copy of Admission letter or official School Identification card).
  • Entries sent later than 11:50pm (local time) on 15th July 2016 shall be disregarded.
  • Only winners will be contacted and that shall be done after the judging process – first week in September 2016.
  • Disclaimer: The decisions reached by the panel of Judges – proven to be highly competent and impartial – are incontestable. Participants also release to the Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition I Committee, the right to their entries especially as it concerns publishing and publicity. By electing to participate in the competition, all participants agree to be bound by the abovementioned.


To make an inquiry, contact these lines 09096210012, 08177291455, 08026256554


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