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2012 Yakubu Gowon Foundation Essay Competition for NYSC Members

Updated on Oct 08, 2012 3343 views
The 2012 Yakubu Gowon Foundation Essay Competition is open only to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in any part of the country. The restriction of entries to NYSC members is a tribute to the founding fathers of the scheme and an honor to all those who have passed through the scheme. YGF and NOA are hosting this competition in keeping to their various mandates of upholding worthy values and legacies of leadership in our nation, reorientation, mass mobilization, patriotism, peace, unity and service.

ESSAY TOPIC: Harnessing Our Diversity and Strength for National Development


1st Place: N300,000.00
2nd Place: N200,000.00
3rd Place: N100,000.00
Seven (7) Consolation prizes: N50,000.00 each


The essay must have four parts:

  1. Title page
  2. Essay pages
  3. Bibliography (work Cited)
  4. Contestants Biography

This essay contest requests that submission be made in hard copies and electronically. All contestants should ensure that hard copies reach the address below before the deadline. Electronic copies are to be sent on CD or as an attachment to an email message in MS doc, RTF or PDF.

Entries must be submitted to the address below after the endorsement of the state director of NYSC directly or through the contestant’s state directorate. Essay can be sent only after it has been endorsed.

Deadline: October, 2012 (Not yet confirmed. Check back soon)


For queries:

For submissions:The Panel Chairman, Yakubu Gowon Foundation National Essay Contest, 1 Lugard Road, Jos



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