La Fayette Microfinance Bank Limited, a member of the Advans Group, a
leading international microfinance bank supporting small businesses and
assisting school owners and parents in boosting school enrolment and
eradicating illiteracy, has announced its inaugural English Essay Competition
for primary and junior secondary school students in select states in Nigeria.
The Advans English Essay Competition on the topic: My Favourite Teacher, a non-fictional writing contest designed
to stimulate imaginative thinking, harness the creativity and energy of school children,
and inspire society. The Contest is designed for students between ages 8 and 13
in Lagos, Ondo,
Kwara and Oyo States.
The contest will open on Monday, August 29 and close on Thursday,
September 15, 2022. Participating students are required to submit a 500-word essay using the Times
New Roman typeface in size 12. All entries will be submitted via the email
address; firstname.lastname@example.org. The entries will be marked by seasoned WAEC examiners. Winners
will be celebrated at a prize-giving ceremony scheduled on Friday, September
30, 2022, in Lagos.
Director, Advans La Fayette Microfinance Bank Limited, Gaëtan Debuchy, stated
that the Advans English Essay Competition offers children the springboard to
unpack their thoughts and be limitlessly creative in their writing. He said: “For
us at Advans La Fayette MFB, we are excited by the opportunity to inspire
creativity in children leading to academic brilliance and excellence. We
strongly believe that education is still the key to success.
“The prizes to be won are: 1st
Prize - N100,000.00; 2nd Prize – N50,000.00; and 3rd
Prize – N30,000.00. We
call on parents, guardians, and school administrators to encourage their
children, wards, and students to participate in the essay competition,” he added.
The Competition follows the launch of
Advans School Boost and Advans Eduloan in May. Advans School Boost is designed
to provide working and investment capital for school owners, while Advans
Eduloan is to help parents pay their children’s school fees with ease. Advans
Kiddies is a high-yield savings account to help parents save towards the future
of their children while still earning interest.
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