Asido Foundation: JAME Competition for Nigerian Students 2024

The JAME Competition for Nigerian Students is an annual essay competition organized in memory of Miss Jemila Abubakar, the pioneer program manager of the Asido Foundation who passed away after a brief illness in July 2020.

The competition is open to undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, mono-technics, schools of nursing) and the theme will always be a topical mental health issue.

The theme for the 4th edition of the JAME competition is “Digital Mental Health Tools for Students”.

About Asido Foundation (AF)

The Asido Foundation (AF) is a not-for-profit charity organization that seeks to counter the ocean of ignorance around mental health by providing evidence–based information and engaging in advocacy and intervention activities aimed at improving the mental health needs of the Nigerian population.

Requirements for Asido Foundation Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay Competition Qualification

  • The applicant must be an undergraduate of any Nigerian tertiary institution (universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, mono-technics, school of nursing);
  • Must be able to provide evidence of studentship.
  • Must sign the Asido Foundation’s Unashamed pledge
  • Submitting an AI-generated essay or engaging in any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  • The essay word count should range from a minimum of 750 and a maximum of 1500 words.
  • Kindly attach a scanned copy of your recent passport photograph, evidence of studentship, and the certificate of your signed unashamed pledge.

Benefits of Asido Foundation Jemila Abubakar Memorial Essay Competition

  • The top 3 entries will be awarded cash prizes:
    • 1st place: N200,000
    • 2nd place N150,000
    • 3rd place N100,000
  • The top 15 entries will receive certificates and become mentees in the JAME 2024 fellowship program.

Also Read: ANP Undergraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students 2023

Application Deadline:

Entry submission deadline: 11:59 PM WAT, 3rd December, 2023.

How to Apply

For more details, visit Asido Foundation website

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