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Lafarge Africa Plc 2020 National Essay Competition

Lafarge Africa Plc is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group - the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world is currently admitting applications from from interested secondary and primary school candidates who wish to participate in its 2020 National Essay Competion.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria and the 60th anniversary of LAP in Nigeria, LAP is organising a national essay competition

The theme for the essay competition is “Building the Nigeria of my dreams”, which is in line with LAP’s nation building initiative, to promote patriotism and corporate citizenship.

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About Lafarge Africa Plc

Lafarge Africa Plc is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group - the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and serves Nigeria and South Africa with a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects.... read more


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Lafarge Africa Plc National Essay Competition


Aim and Benefits of Lafarge Africa Plc National Essay Competition

  1. First Prize: N1,500,000.00, as well as books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles, flasks and educational tablets, pre-loaded with educational content.
  2. Second Prize: N1,000,000.00, as well as books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles, flasks and educational tablets, pre-loaded with educational content.
  3. Third Prize: N750,000.00, as well as books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles, flasks and educational tablets, pre-loaded with educational content.
  4. Others: Consolation prizes of N200,000.00 each will be given to the authors of 2 good essays from each category. They will also receive books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles and flasks.

The top winners for each category will also receive a desktop computer system each for their schools with complete accessories.


Requirements for Lafarge Africa Plc National Essay Competition Qualification

The competition is open to:

  1. Pupils of Public Primary Schools who are between the ages of 9 to 13 years, for the Junior Category of the competition, and
  2. Students of Public Junior Secondary Schools who are between the ages of 9 to 13 years for the Intermediate Category of the competition.
  3. Note: The children of LAP employees are not be allowed to participate.

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Application Deadline

December 31, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Lafarge Africa Plc on docs.google.com to apply

The competition is broken down into two categories:

  1. The Junior Category - The length of the essay shall not exceed 500 words (+/- 10%) for the Junior Category and 750 words (+/- 10%) for the Intermediate Category
  2. The Intermediate Category - The length of the essay shall not exceed 750 words (+/- 10%) for the Intermediate Category.

Note

  1. Late entries will not be accepted
  2. Each participant is allowed to submit only one entry. Any participant who submits multiple entries will be disqualified
  3. Participants should retain their own copies of the essays as no entries will be returned. There will be no feedback on any entries, either during or after the competition.


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