The Oyebiyi Essay Competition

Essay Topic

What are the functions of the Nigerian youth in nation-building and the role of a Nigerian citizen (follower) in political participation.


About competition

The essay competition was birthed out of the need to educate the public about their role in the politics of their society and the development of their nation as a whole, and also to inculcate in the students a culture of reading and the spirit of patriotism.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

Selection procedure

The submitted essays will be judged and ten will be selected. The writers of the selected essays will then be invited for another round of essay writing. This time around, the essay writing will be done at a physical venue which will be communicated to the selected students. Out of the ten, three will eventually be selected.


First position
Winner - N300,000
Winning School - N300,000

Second position
Winner - N200,000
Winning School - N200,000

Third position
Winner - N100,000
Winning School - N100,000

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