2015 Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Essay Competition for Nigerians (750,000 Naira Prize)

Application Deadline: October 30, 201​5
Essay Topic: 
Explain the importance of financial education and describe how The Nigerian Stock Exchange can help you become financially savvy.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2015 edition of its annual Essay Competition.  The NSE Essay Competition, themed « Building a Sustainable Capital Market », is one of the Exchange’s financial literacy and inclusion initiatives aimed at building a financially savvy generation.
  • The Competition is open to only students in Senior Secondary Schools
  • Entries must be written in English and be the original work of the writer
  • Entrants must submit essay on the  entry form and complete all the mandatory fields
  • The maximum word-counts are 1000 words
  • Entries will be disqu​alified if they fail to meet these requirements
 ​Recipient 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place



*N250,000 worth of shares

*N500,000 scholarship fund for university education

* Laptop

* Certificate of achievement

* Headline daily NSE (Market close) Closing Gong ceremony

*N200,000 worth of shares

*N400,000 scholarship fund for university education

* Laptop

* Certificate of achievement

* Participate in a Closing Gong ceremony

*N150,000 worth of shares

*N300,000 scholarship fund for university education


* Certificate of achievement

* Participate in a Closing Gong ceremony

School *Trophy

* Three PCs and a printer


* Two PCs and a printer


* A PC and a printer

Consolation Prizes: 7 Mini Laptops for 7 National winners

Notes for Guidance

  • Entries must be the original work of the writer.  This does not rule out input or assistance from others
  • Entrants are encouraged to be creative in their response to the topic​
  • Award-winning entrants are expected to show originality, focus on topic and competent use of English as a written language.  This includes correct spelling, a good standard of punctuation and neat presentation.
How to Enter:​​






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