3rd NCC National Essay Competition Zeroes In On “5G Technology: Opportunities and Challenges”


By Ifeoma Asika, Correspondent Campuses

Telecommunications sector regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is inviting entries for its 2021 National Essay Competition for undergraduates. A statement on the essay competition, inked by the Director of Public Affairs(DPA) at NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, to which Cyber Era NG is privy, says this year’s edition, the third in the series, will focus on Fifth Generation (5G) technology.

The followings are with the essay’s objectives:
Increase awareness on 5G Technology.
Engage and enhance research.
Encourage academic competition & excellence.
Build capacity of undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
Eligibility Criteria
-All undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions (Private & Public).
-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.
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.

Assessment Criteria
All entries will be assessed based on the following:
Essay should contain a maximum of 1,000 words and a minimum of 500 words on the topic.
Essay must have an abstract, introdution, main body and conclusion.
Essay must be referenced.
Essay will go through a rigorous selection process and scrutinised based on content, grammar and structure.

All essays must be submitted to the NCC in PDF format with all necessary attachments.
1ST Prize – Laptop, Printer and Cash Prize of N500,000
2ND Prize – Cash Prize of N300,000
3RD Prize – Cash Prize of N200,000
Deadline For Submission
The deadline for submission of all entries is Friday, July 30, 2021.
Winning essays will be announced on Monday, September 13, 2021.

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