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Degrees & Careers' Literary, Essay & Debate (LEAD) Competition

Entries open to senior secondary school and A-level students within the ages of 15 – 18 only

Degrees & Careers’ Literary, Essay & Debate Competition, LEAD, aims to promote proper usage of the English Language among Nigerian students. 

Entry instructions are below.

November 21 2019

Competition Starts

Write an essay on the topic: “Holistic Education: The solution to Nigeria’s socio-economic challenges” (500-1000 words)

November 21 2019

Upload

Upload your essay using the form below, together with your bio data. After submission, you will receive a confirmation email

January 31, 2020

1st Round Ends

30 best articles, as decided by our in-house judges, will be announced on the 31st of January, 2020. These articles would be published on this site

January 31, 2020

February 10-14, 2020

2nd Round Starts

On the 2nd of February, 2020, a new essay topic will be sent to winners of the first round, to be submitted 10th – 14th of February

February 10-14, 2020

February 24, 2020

2nd Round Ends

The 6 best articles from the second round will be announced on 24th of February, and would be published on this website

February 24, 2020

March 20, 2020

Final Round

2nd round winners would be invited for the grand finale taking place in Lagos on March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

Presentation

Contestants will present a pre-prepared PowerPoint Presentation on – The factors they considered when writing the two previous essays, & sources they consulted

March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

Winning Criteria

Our judges will examine contestants’ persuasion skills, organization skills, and speaking skills, and overall composure​

March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

Winner is Announced

The best presentation wins N2 million, second-best wins N1 million, and third-best wins N500,000.

Other finalists will receive a cash sum of N150, 000 each

March 20, 2020

SUBMISSION FORM

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This edition of the Degrees & Careers’ Literary, Essay & Debate Competition, LEAD, is facilitated by the kind people at IDP/MOD IELTS Test Centre.

For questions, send an email to lead@degreesandcareers.info or call: 07018181089, 09015466034

By submitting an entry, you agree to our terms & conditions.

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