Numan, Nigeria, 20 December 2019 – Mgbanghe has announced a shortlist of 10 finalists drawn from 26 essays in the running for the 2019 edition of its Annual Essay Writing Competition prize. A total of 13 essay entries had been disqualified for failing to meet several eligibility criteria.
The shortlist comprises five essays each in the tertiary school secondary school categories.
This year’s edition of the competition focused on Innovation and Nigerian Youth Participation in National Development and ran from 12 November 2019 to 13 December 2019. This year also saw the inclusion of students from all the nine Local Government Areas that make up Adamawa South Senatorial District (Demsa, Ganye, Guyuk, Jada, Lamurde, Mayo Belwa, Numan, Shelleng, Toungo)in the competition.
“Our judges were quite impressed with the quality and diversity of essay entries received this year for the competition,” said Mgbanghe President, Tade Homowhodye. “The competition is not only growing in popularity, but the diversity of entries also shows the reach and acceptability of our modest attempt at promoting the culture of constructive critical engagement with topical issues that are important to young people.”
The shortlist of finalists for 2019 Essay Prize:
|TERTIARY CATEGORY||SECONDARY CATEGORY|
| 1. Isa’ac Vincent Taboyi |
2. Norah Tagbi Peter
3. Heman Hosea
4. Inuwa Jibrin
5. Shekara Aulamen Adiel
|1. Kulilasimi Marcel Daura|
2. Finbarr Kulitamkam
3. Nlemedim Angus
4. Ceaser Jacob
5. Mercy Hadiel
Overall winners in each category will be unveiled at a special ceremony to be held in Numan, Adamawa State, on Friday, 3 January 2020. We wish to sincerely thank those that submitted entries for our competition. We encourage those that did not make the shortlist this time to keep a date with us for the next edition of the competition. Signed:
David C. Sakiyo Secretary General