2021 British High Commission Abuja/ Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria Essay Competition

Deadline: January 18, 2021.

The Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF) of the British High Commission(BHC) supports Chevening Alumni Association activities across the globe. The Alumni Association are professionals who are beneficiaries of the Chevening Scholarship Programme for Post-Graduate Studies in various disciplines in the United Kingdom (UK).The Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria (CAAN) has received funding from the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF), to organize an essay competition for young people in Nigeria, as part of its community service endeavours.

ESSAY TOPIC

Alternative Narratives to illegal Migration Amongst Young People in Nigeria

BACKGROUND TO ESSAY TOPIC

The essay seeks to stimulate thoughts on illegal migration, especially amongst young people, towards preventing the occurrence, and for providing options to breaches of immigration regulations. The options should not only help stop the risks that it exposes perpetrators to, but should offer alternative ideas on earning a living, aside fromthe belief that the option can only be elsewhere. It seeks to challenge the youths on creating and harnessing opportunities in the local environment, and to envision migration from the legal path, if desired. The focus of the essay is on emphasizing the risks of illegal migration by deepening knowledge on other possibilities.

ELIGIBILITY

Undergraduate students in Nigerian public and private universities andin other tertiary institutions of learning

GUIDELINES

Not more than 2000 words, including references.

Must be original, as essay will be subjected to credit referencing checks.

Typed and double-spaced.

Appropriate use of examples and illustrations

Creative and engaging, with realistic solutions to the migration saga.

Comprehensive prose

PRIZES AND AWARD

1st Place prize: A Laptop and1-month Data subscription.

2nd Place Prize: A Tabletand1-monthData subscription.

3rd Place prize: A Smart Phone and 1-monthData subscription.

Prizewinners will receive a Certificate of Good Performance.

SUBMISSION LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchCKzdx1y77LVzuWE1-mqNsWmixjgo8wXvaq-qCl8oDGa-Cg/viewform

OFFICIAL LINK

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