The maiden edition of The Stigma Tertiary Essay Competition hinges on the growing attraction of the world outside formal education to young Nigerians.

In the recent years, social commentators have substantially discussed and written on how formal education in Nigeria has become excessively unattractive to our youths in terms of quality and process; how the government at all levels are paying grossly inadequate attention to this anomaly and how social and non-educational activities are at the core of corporate fascination.

Hence, Sigma Club, as a nation and youth oriented organisation is hereby amplifying this concern by inviting eligible youths to join in the discussion by sending in their entries on the topic;



 1ST PRIZE: 100,000

 2ND PRIZE: 50,000

 3RD PRIZE: 30,000


Submit your essays to [email protected]

DEADLINE: JULY 15TH, 2016, 11:50pm (local time)



 The essay must be original, practical and meet the standards for publication in local and international journals.

 All entries should be typed in double line spacing and must not be more than 2,500 words.

 Font type must be Times New Roman with 12 points font size.

 Sources must be properly cited; footnotes should be used and a table of reference must appear at the end of the essay.

 Plagiarism in all forms is prohibited as indicted entries will be absolutely disqualified.

 Interested persons must be UNDERGRADUATES of approved Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.

 Only one entry is allowed per participant.

 Entries should be sent to [email protected], alongside participant’s personal data (Full name, Age, Name of Institution, E-mail Address and Phone Number); a scanned copy of a recent passport size photograph and evidence of studentship (a scanned copy of Admission letter or official School Identification)

 Entries sent later than 11:50pm (local time) on 15th July 2016 shall be disregarded.

 Only winners will be contacted and that shall be done after the judging process – first week in September 2016.

For further enquiries, call: 09096210012, 08177291455, 08026256554
The decisions reached by the panel of Judges – proven to be highly competent and impartial– are incontestable. Participants also release to the Sigma Tertiary Essay Competition I Committee, the right to their entries especially as it concerns publishing and publicity. By electing to participate in the competition, all participants agree to be bound by the abovementioned.



Sigma Club is a socio-philanthropic organisation established in 1950 (the oldest surviving of its kind in Nigeria) to develop the leadership, managerial and communication skills of male undergraduates of the University of Ibadan with the bigger aim of breeding whole men who will help engineer the Nigerian society.

For almost seven decades, Sigma Club remains an unmatched platform for networking and capacity development for young Nigerians; while also breeding a unique class of whole men – too numerous to mention – to expedite nation building.


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