Over 1.5million naira for grab at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Essay Competition for Nigerians, 2016

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2016 edition of its annual Essay Competition. The NSE Essay Competition, themed “Building a Sustainable Capital Market”, is one of the Exchange’s financial literacy and inclusion initiatives aimed at building a financially savvy generation.

Essay Topic:  

What is the biggest obstacle to saving and investing money and how can The Nigerian Stock Exchange help?
Recipient 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place


*N250,000 worth of shares*N500,000 scholarship fund for university education

* Laptop

* Certificate of achievement

* Headline Closing Gong ceremony at the NSE

*N200,000 worth of shares*N400,000 scholarship fund for university education

* Laptop

* Certificate of achievement

* Participation in a Closing Gong Ceremony at the NSE

*N150,000 worth of shares*N300,000 scholarship fund for university education


* Certificate of achievement

* Participation  in a Closing Gong Ceremony at the NSE

School *Trophy* Three PCs and a printer *Trophy* Two PCs and a printer *Trophy* A PC and a printer


Consolation Prizes: 7 Mini Laptops for 7 National winners


  • The Competition is open to only students in Senior Secondary Schools
  • Entries must be written in English and be the original work of the writer
  • Entrants must submit essay on the  entry form and complete all the mandatory ?elds
  • 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 the topic
  • Award-winning entrants are expected to show originality, focus on the topic and competent use of English as a written language.  This includes correct spelling, a good standard of punctuation and neat presentation.
How to entering:
  • Click here to download the 2016 Essay Competition form 
  • Send your completed entry form/essay via e-mail to essay-at-nse.com.ng or submit your essayonline.
Essay Deadline: October 14, 201 6
             for more information, visit the official webpage of NSE HERE

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