Hurry!!! 7 Days Left In The 2013 NSE Essay Competition For Secondary School Students

The Nigerian Stock Exchange is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2013 edition of the NSE Essay Competition for secondary schools in Nigeria, themed “Building a Sustainable Capital Market”.

Topic: The Capital Market plays an important role in facilitating the process of economic growth in Nigeria. Discuss.
Timelines: Entries open September 30, 2013 and close November 1, 2013

Lots of fabulous prizes to be won by the student and the represented school


The Competition is open to only students in Senior Secondary School. Entries must be written in English and be the original work of the writer.

Entrants must submit essay on the competitions entry form and complete all the mandatory fields. The maximum word-counts are 1000 words. Entries will be disqualified if they fail to meet these requirements

Notes for Guidance
Entries must be the original work of the writer. This does not rule out input or assistance from others.

Entrants are encouraged to be creative in their response to a topic. Entries must respond to the topic.

Award-winning entrants are expected to show originality, focus on topic and competent use of English as a written language. This includes correct spelling, a good standard of punctuation and neat presentation

Judging Criteria

Focus: Is the essay on-topic? Does it provide a comprehensive response to the question?

Structure: Is the essay written in a clear and organised way? Does it contain an introduction and a conclusion? Can the reader easily follow the flow of argument?

Research: Is there a use of a variety of sources to support ideas and analysis?

Analysis: Based on experiences and research, are there interesting and insightful conclusions?

Style and Grammar: Is the writing coherent and concise? Is the essay grammatically and mechanically correct? Correct spelling and punctuation.

Word Count: Adherence to the 1000 words for the essay as stipulated.

To download the Essay entry form, click here.

For more information about the competion, click here.

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