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Think Canada Education Annual Essay Competition for Africa 2024

We are thrilled to announce the 1st Edition of the Think Canada Education Annual Essay Competition – an opportunity for young bright minds across Nigeria and Ghana to shape the future of education.

Theme

"Future Trends in Education Industry: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability"

Essay Topics

  1. Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility: Balancing Profit and Environmental Impact
  2. The Impact of Technology on the Creation and Consumption of Art
  3. The Rise of Personalized Learning: Tailoring Education to Individual Needs and Abilities
  4. Mental Health and Well-Being in Education: Strategies for Supporting Students’ Emotional Needs.

Aim and Benefits 

Show off your creative approaches to education challenges in Nigeria and Ghana in the 2024 essay writing competition and stand a chance to win up to $1500, scholarships among other exciting prizes from our partners.

  • 1st Place: $1500 + School Prize
  • 2nd Place: $1000 + School Prize
  • 3rd Place: $500 + School Prize
  • 4th – 10th Place receive complimentary gifts from our partners
  • Scholarships from Partner Canadian Educational Institutions
  • Application Fee Waivers
  • Discounted Group Flight Bookings
  • Discounted Admission and Visa Applications

Requirements

Entry is free and open to citizens from any country but the candidate should be currently in high school, sixth-form college or recent graduate (Year 2023) in Nigeria and Ghana. We will accept applications from;

  • Final Year and Penultimate High School Students
  • Sixth-Form College Students
  • Recent High School and Sixth-Form College Graduates (Graduation Year 2023)

Only candidates who registered before the registration deadline of Sunday, 21st of July may submit their entry at this year’s competition. 

Application Deadline

July 21, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Think Canada on thinkcanadafair.com to apply

Only candidates who registered before the registration deadline of Sunday, 21st of July may submit their entry at this year’s competition. 

  • Participants must choose 1 out of the 4 essay topics (1 Essay per Institution).
  • Essays must be submitted in PDF format via a Google form by August 19th, 2024.
  • Essays should not be longer than 1000 words (not counting diagrams, tables of data, endnotes, bibliography or authorship declaration).
  • Essays must be double-spaced with size 12 Times New Roman font.
  • Essays must be saved with the participant’s full name, institution and selected essay topic. For example, Abraham Lincoln_Accra High School_Talents and Competition in Emerging Markets
  • Essays with filenames which are not in this format will be rejected.
  • The candidate’s name should NOT appear within the document itself.
  • Candidates should NOT add footnotes. They may, however, add endnotes and/or a Bibliography that is clearly titled as such.
  • Each candidate will be required to provide the email address of an academic referee who is familiar with the candidate’s written academic work. This should be a school counsellor or teacher, if possible, or another responsible adult who is not a relation of the candidate. Think Canada Education will email referees to verify that the essays submitted are indeed the original work of the candidates.
  • Submissions may be made as soon as registration opens in June. We recommend that you submit your essay well in advance of the deadline to avoid any last-minute complications.
  • Acceptance of your essay depends on your granting us permission to use your data for the purposes of receiving and processing your entry as well as communicating with you about the Awards Ceremony Dinner, the academic conference, and other events and programs of Think Canada Education and its associated entities.

All entries must be submitted by 11.59 pm WAT on August 19th 2024 

Plagiarism will result in disqualification!

For more details visit: Think Canada website.

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