The Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay (JAME) Competition 2022 is now accepting applications. Undergraduate students in Nigerian tertiary institutions are encouraged to submit essays on the topic: Criminalization of Suicidal Attempts: To Stay or to Go.
Ms Jemila Abubakar, the Asido Foundation’s first Project Manager, was a selfless angel who was enthusiastic about mental health awareness. Sadly, she died in July 2020 after a brief illness. The Asido Foundation intends to honor her legacy by hosting an annual essay competition for undergraduates from all Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. The focus will be on a current mental health issue.
About Asido Foundation (AF)
The Asido Foundation (AF) is a non-profit charity that aims to combat the ocean of mental health ignorance by providing evidence-based information and engaging in advocacy and intervention activities focused at improving the Nigerian population’s mental health needs.
Benefits of JAME Essay Competition
- 1st Place: N200, 000
- 2nd Place: N150, 000
- 3rd Place: N100, 000
- Best 15 submissions will be given awards of excellence.
Competition Qualification Requirements
- Undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions are eligible to enter
- Entries should be between 750 and 1,500 words long;
- Because there will be a plagiarism check, entries must be at least 70% original.
How to Apply
If you’re interested and qualified, please fill out the form below.
To apply, go to Asido Foundation (AF)
Please enclose a photocopy of your passport, proof of enrollment, and proof of taking the shameless vow. Please include your name, school, course of study/level, and contact information in the email.
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