As part of their strategies to reach Nigerian youths, especially those in the secondary schools, the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa has announced the commencement of the first edition of its Essay Competitions dubbed the “Rebrand Nigeria Challenge”.

According to the release made by the President of the Center, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, the essay competition is part of the series of leadership development programs designed to reach youths with their Rebrand Nigeria Campaign messages, which focus on changing the mindsets of Nigerian youths towards nationalism and respect for their country and their leaders.

He said that they decided to target students in the secondary schools because, the Center strongly believes that “Catching Them Young” will be a good strategy for realizing the reorientation objectives of the Rebrand Nigeria Campaign.

Also speaking at the press conference, the Executive Director of the Center, Remy Chukwunyere informed that the Rebrand Nigeria Challenge (essay competition) is starting this year with the topic: “My Responsibility to Nigeria” and is open to students in JSS 1 – 3 from both public and private schools in Abuja only.

For participation, he said that interested and eligible students will be required to send in their essays of not more than 500 words on the above topic to the email: ugwumbaleaders@gmail.com in either MS Word or PDF format between April 01 – May 15, 2020.

According to the Executive Director, after screening all essays received, 10 finalists shall be shortlisted for the Grand Finale scheduled to hold on Children’s Day: 27th May, 2020 at a venue to be announced in due course. Up for grabs is a Star Prize of N100,000 followed by second and third prizes of N50,000 and N30,000 respectively.

He thereafter called on parents and schools in the FCT to start preparing their kids for this important essay competition aimed at teaching youths how to become better citizens of Nigeria.

To be a part of this project, please, call 08038702075 or email, ugwumbaleaders@gmail.com now.


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