Essay Competition Open for Students of Tertiary Institutions in Africa


0The African Organization for Standardisation, formerly known as the African Regional Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) has opened a continental essay competition for students of tertiary institutions in Africa. The theme for the essay is: “The role of Standardisation in resolving and addressing the socio-economic issues for the Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons and creating durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”.

There will be three categories of winners in the Competition namely: the National, Regional and Continental.

To achieve this, ARSO has requested all the National Standards Bodies (NSBs) in Africa to organise the competition at the National level and send out the relevant documents (7th Continental Essay Concept Paper and Registration Form) to the various Universities/Colleges for the competition.

ARSO expects the NSB to conduct the competition at the National level by sending out the relevant documents to Colleges/Universities, receiving the essays from the participants, doing the assessment and awarding or giving recognition to the winners as appropriate to the NSB.

The organizers invite students in institutions of higher learning in Africa (Colleges/Universities approved by local African commission of higher education) to submit their essays on the theme to their respective National Standards Bodies (NSBs) email addresses.

Only University and College Students under the age of 35 years are eligible to participate.

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