Fisayo Soyombo Undergraduate Essay Competition 2024

The Union of Campus Journalists, University of Ibadan, is pleased to announce the commencement of the 6th edition of the annual ‘FISAYO SOYOMBO ESSAY COMPETITION.’


This competition, now in its 6th year, invites solution-focused essays addressing issues of national significance. It is open to all undergraduate students in Nigerian universities.

Essay Topic



  • Word Count: 1500-2000 words
  • Format: Times New Roman, Font Size 12, 1.5 Line Spacing.

Scholarship Prizes

  • First Place: ₦250,000
  • Second Place: ₦150,000
  • Third Place: ₦100,000

Submission Procedures

Interested participants should submit their entries via email to [email protected], including the essay and a copy of their school ID in separate PDF files.

The subject of the email should be “FISAYO SOYOMBO ESSAY CONTEST.”


The application deadline for the Fisayo Soyombo undergraduate essay competition is 31st January 2024.

This competition provides an opportunity for you to articulate your thoughts and ideas on a matter of national interest. Your essay has the potential to instigate change and inspire innovative approaches to combating corruption in Nigeria.

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