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APPLY: 2022 FG/HCD National Essay and Poetry Writing Competition


The Human Capital Development Division of the Department of Education has called for entries in the 2022 FG/HCD National Essay and Poetry Writing Competition.


The competition includes prizes such as scholarships and laptops, Samsung and Apple iPads for the students with selected entries after all entries have been accessed.


Secondary secondary school (SS1-3) students across the country are encouraged to apply for this competition as it helps demonstrate their writing skills and the prizes up for grabs help their academic careers at both secondary and tertiary levels support their education.




Host: Federal Government of Nigeria


Category: Competitions


Eligible Countries: Nigeria


Reward: Education Grant | Laptops | Ipads


Deadline: May 20, 2022




Entries are invited from students of Senior Secondary classes (SS1-3) across the country for the National Essay and Poetry Writing Competition organised by the Human Capital Development in Nigeria (HCD).


Nigeria’s Human Capital Development Program was designed in recognition that human capital development plays a critical role in addressing poverty while ensuring participatory and sustainable economic growth.


All entries for essay writing should be 1,000 to 1,200 words, while all entries for poetry should NOT be less than 300 words.


Duration and Reward

Prizes will be presented to the winners at the National HCD Strategy Document Launch in Abuja, Nigeria.




First Place: Educational grant, Laptop and plaque


Second Place: Educational grant, iPad and plaque


Third Place: Educational grant, Tablet and Plaque


Essay Topic

The Importance of Health and Education for a Productive Life


Method of Application

All entries should be in MS Word/PDF format with writer’s details, contact number of parents/guardian(s), name and contact of school and location.


You can send your entry via email to or click the button below to submit your entry online.


Click here to apply-


Deadline: May 20, 2022


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