The Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria has announced the establishment of an Annual Essay Competition on Open and Distance Learning (ODL).
The prize was established as a means for students to communicate their views and experiences with diverse parts of the University in a discursive academic style. The essay would reflect on one or more parts of NOUN’s activities, as well as student satisfaction and experience with the relevant segment. The competition will be known as The Vice-Chancellor’s ODL Essay Competition. It will be done on an annual basis.
University of Nigeria Information
Established in 1960, University of Nigeria is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Nsukka (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Enugu. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Enugu, Aba. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, University of Nigeria (UNN) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Nigeria (UNN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 59 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Nigerian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.
The categories of awards are as follows for undergraduate students and Postgraduate students, respectively:
- Overall Best Essay: A certificate and cash prize of N50,000.00
- 2nd Place Position: A certificate and cash prize of N30,000.00
- 3rd Place Position: A certificate and cash prize of N20,000.00
- Best Essay in a Faculty: A certificate and cash prize of N20,000.00
Prizes shall be announced and given at a convocation.