Toyin Sanni Foundation 2024 Secondary Students’ Essay Contest

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The Toyin Sanni Foundation is thrilled to present its most recent initiative: a countrywide essay competition designed exclusively for senior secondary students throughout Nigeria. This competition transcends being a simple contest; it provides a platform for young minds to articulate their thoughts and opinions on pressing contemporary issues. Through participation, you have the opportunity to explore critical topics, presenting your unique perspectives and potential solutions.

Participants are encouraged to delve into one of the following thought-provoking essay topics:.

  1. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Concerns:
  2. Identify an ESG-related issue in your local community. Discuss its significance and propose solutions.
  3. Nigeria’s Economic Challenges:
  4. Examine recent occurrences affecting the Nigerian economy, explore their consequences, and propose potential solutions..
  5. Inclusive Finance and Its Impact:
  6. Define inclusive finance and investigate how a financial and investment organization such as Emerging Africa Capital can make a substantial contribution to this field..


The competition will recognize a total of nine winners, with three winners in each category:

  • Winner: N1,500,000
  • 1st Runner-Up: N1,000,000
  • 2nd Runner-Up: N500,000


To qualify, ensure that you fulfill the following criteria:


  • You should be a senior secondary school student during the submission period..
  • Essay Length: Ensure that your essay does not exceed 1000 words.
  • Award Distribution: Monetary prizes will be administered by the Emerging Dreams Trust and disbursed according to your academic advancement.
  • Originality Check: All essays will undergo scrutiny for AI or plagiarism, and any plagiarized content will result in disqualification.
  • Submission Format: Submit your entry through a Google Form, providing the required personal details and attaching your essay in PDF format.
  • Language and Presentation: Essays should be written in English, utilizing Century Gothic font, size 11, with double line spacing and justified alignment..
  • Filename Format: Utilize the format FirstName-LastName-Question-Number.pdf (e.g., Sarah-Ayomide-1.pdf)..


  • Ensure the submission of your essay by March 31st, as late entries will not be considered.
  • Evaluation Criteria: Judging will be based on originality, creativity, coherence, grammar, and adherence to the prompt or theme.
  • Judging Decisions: The decisions made by the organization are deemed final.

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

For More Information,

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

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