Telecom regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has called for entries for its 2021 National Essay Competition for undergraduates, which happens to be the 3rd National Essay Competition in a row.

In a public notice posted on its official social media platform, the Commission said the National Essay Competition is designed to inspire innovative essay writing skills in tertiary students across the country.

The notice signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, shows that the objective of the essay competition is to increase awareness on 5G Technology, engage and enhance research, encourage academic competition and excellence while building the capacity of undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

The topic for this year’s edition is “5G Technology: Opportunities and Challenges.

The eligibility criteria include that all undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions both private and the public can send entries.

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,” while winners will be invited by the Committee members to defend their essays by way of presentation.

Candidates who cannot successfully defend their submissions will be disqualified.

All entries will be assessed based on the fact that the essay should contain a minimum of 1,000 words and a minimum of 500 words on the topic, have an abstract, introduction, main body and conclusion, referenced.

NCC promises that the essay entries will go through a rigorous selection process and scrutinized based on content, grammar and structure and must get to the Commission via PDF format with all necessary attachments.

The first prize includes a laptop, printer and cash prize of N500,000.00; the second prize winner goes home with N300,000 while the third-place winner will go home with N200,000.

The deadline for submission of entries is Friday, July 30, 2021, while winning essays will be announced Monday, September 13, 2021.

Entries should be sent to


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