… Focus Shifts To 5G Technology
Nigeria’s telecoms regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has thrown open entries for its 2021 edition of the National Essay Competition for undergraduates.
According to the Commission, this year’s edition, the third in the series, will focus on Fifth Generation (5G) technology with the objective of increase awareness on 5G Technology.
The notice signed by the NCC Director, Public Affairs Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde notes that the competition will also seek to engage and enhance research; encourage academic competition and excellence; and build capacity of undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions, among other things.
The competition, with the topic: “5G Technology: Opportunities and Challenges”, is open to all undergraduates in Nigerian Private & Public Tertiary Institutions. Other eligibility criteria, according to the notice, include that all participants are expected to register their personal details in the form provided for download on the NCC website, signed by their Deans as genuine Nigerian Undergraduates; all Essays will be subjected to plagiarism checks and winners will be invited by the Committee members to defend their essays by way of presentation. Candidates that cannot successfully defend their submissions will be disqualified.
Submissions which should contain a maximum of 1,000 words and a minimum of 500 words on the topic will also be assessed based on specific compositions. These include that the essay must have an abstract, introduction, main body and conclusion; it must be referenced and will go through a rigorous selection process and scrutinised based on content, grammar and structure.
All essays must also be submitted to the NCC in PDF format with all necessary attachments.
Top winner of the essay competition will go with a Laptop, Printer and Cash Prize of N500,000, while the 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive cash prizes of N300,000 and N200,000 respectively.
The Commission notes entries to the competition which has its deadline as Friday, July 30, 2021 should be sent to email@example.com and the Commission’s Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/Nigerian.communications.commission
Winning essays will be announced on Monday, September 13, 2021.