Here is an opportunity for you to win the 2020 Policy Competition. Applications are invited from undergraduate students currently enrolled in tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the 2020 Policy Competition.The Policy Competition was birthed for to groom and harvest ideas on solving some of Nigeria’s developmental challenges from its youth population.
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Tertiary education in Nigeria leaves a lot to be desired. From incessant industrial actions by academic and non-academic staff to low-quality research outputs, the tertiary education system is fraught with a history of underperformance and waning influence in the global academic community such that Nigeria’s best performance in the global ranking web of universities is a lowly 1249th position.
What must be done to restore the glory of the Nigerian institutions? A high-quality entry must present ideas on sustainable funding model for institutions, enhancing linkages between the institutions and the economy and higher quality research outputs anchored on citations in reputable international journals. The selection panels will particularly reward bold but feasible ideas that recognize the nuances of the Nigerian environment and offer proposals on buy-in of stakeholders.
Policy Competition Eligibility
Open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in a tertiary institution in Nigeria.
Participants are expected to register on the portal. Submissions must be made by a team of at least two students.
All applications should not contain more than 2000 words, excluding citations.