The Financial Institutions Training Centre has announced its 2020 Youth Connect Essay Challenge open to Africans. The aim is to promote excellence and highlight the importance of technology and innovation in Africa as a pathway to the much needed growth and development.

Theme

Accelerating Growth and Development in Africa: The Role of Technology and Innovation.

Topic

The role of Technology and Innovation in accelerating growth and development.

Eligibility

Undergraduates from all tertiary institutions in Africa.

Guidelines

  • Essays can be in English or French, and must not exceed 1000 words.
  • Entrants are expected to show originality, creativity, clarity and focus on the topic.
  • Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified.
  • Essays must be written by one person. Co- written essays will not be accepted.

Entries will be disqualified if they fail to meet these requirements.

Deadline

August 31st, 2020 (23:59 WAT).

Awards

Winner – $1,000 + Laptop + Leadership Certification Programme + 1-year Mentorship Programme
1st runner up – $500 + Laptop + 1-year Mentorship Programme
2nd runner up – Laptop + 1-year Mentorship Programme

Register and find more information, or send an email to communications@fitc-ng.com.

Good luck!

Susan Nwaobiala
Author: Susan Nwaobiala

Susan is a writer and Content Strategist currently studying for a B.A. degree in English-Literature. She loves exploring the world of social media and connecting with people through relatable and valuable content. Books, brands and personal development are usually foremost on her mind.

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