Are You Tech Savvy? Register for the FITC Youth Connect Essay Challenge

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.


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


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


Undergraduates from all tertiary institutions in Africa.


  • 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  • Essays must be original and unpublished.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.


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


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

Good luck!

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