….Winner to get N500, 000.00
The organisers of the 18th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for all Secondary School students in Nigeria have invited for entries from today, March 20th to June 2nd, 2023.
The competition is one of the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Dr. Mike Okonkwo’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities aimed at raising the standard in the educational sector in the country and at the same time sensitizing the students by making them analytically minded so as to excel in their world by developing their ability to think through issues.
“Also, as part of the activities lined up to mark the 78th Birthday of Dr. Mike Okonkwo, The Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM). Over the years the competition has been very successful in reshaping the thought pattern of the students to develop problem-solving skills.”
The Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition spans over a decade of developing and rewarding the writing skills of Nigerian youths towards national development
According to a statement signed by the Corporate Services Director, Rev. Oluwayomi Uteh the topic for this year’s competition is “NIGERIANIZATION OF NIGERIANS: A LOOK INWARD.”
For participation in the 18th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students, the entry requirements include: Essay of maximum of 2000 words, a Passport Photograph of the Student, Full Name, Address, Contact Telephone Number, Class, School and Name and Telephone contact of the Principal. All Essay should be submitted in word format through email to email@example.com.
For this year, the star winner goes home with Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000.00) cash prize, a trophy, and a plaque while the school gets a desktop computer. The first runner-up gets a cash prize of N250, 000.00 with a plaque while the school gets a desktop computer. The second runner-up gets an N100, 000.00 cash prize and a plaque while the school gets a desktop computer.
The prizes for this year’s competition will be presented to the winners at the 22nd Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture, which has been scheduled for Thursday, September 7th, 2023 at the Muson Centre (Shell Hall).
Dr. Mike Okonkwo who was honoured with a National Honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) by the Federal Government in 2012 is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) a.k.a. Power in the Word with over 200 branches in Nigeria and across the globe.
He is an Apostle to this generation, whose life has impacted millions around the world. A father to many, and a pastor to pastors across the globe, Dr. Mike Okonkwo is also a dynamic conference speaker, crusade evangelist, a national spokesman for Nigeria, and an advocate of balanced Christianity.
Dr. Mike Okonkwo holds several doctorate degrees and honorary awards. He is the Convener of the Communion of Covenant Ministers International (CCMI) a gathering of Pastors designed for Fellowship, Spiritual Covering, Mentoring, Strengthening, and Networking, through conferences, seminars and other interactive sessions. He is a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.
“To contribute his quota to national development he started the Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture in 2000 and the lecture has grown to become a major contributor to government policies as it brings together seasoned men and women to discuss burning national issues. Also, to encourage the writing skills of children in secondary school and also to help them become solution providers to the nation, the Mike Okonkwo Essay Competition was born. Today, the topic for the essay is also the topic for the annual lecture,” the statement reads.