Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition 2015 – Apply Now

How to apply for Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Essay Competition 2015 Edition Secondary Schools Scholarship? Below are the detailed and procedure to follow to participate.Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (The NSE or The Exchange) officially kicked off the 2015 edition of its annual Essay Competition on Friday, September 18, 2015, with the call for entries to secondary schools across the country.

The topic for this year is: “Explain the importance of financial education and describe how The Nigerian Stock Exchange can help you become financially savvy”.

Since it began in 2000, the competition has inspired over 20,000 young people in over 2,500 secondary schools across Nigeria to showcase what they have learned about financial and capital markets. The overall goal of the NSE Essay Competition is to develop a culture of wealth creation among Nigerian youth by “Catching Them Young”.​

The NSE Essay Competition is one of the NSE’s financial literacy and inclusion initiatives aimed at building a financially savvy generation. The competition is not only designed to test the aptitude and knowledge of the students but it has become a mechanism for boosting financial inclusion in Nigeria by enhancing investor education and financial literacy.

Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition Prizes Winners

In line with the philosophy of the competition, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize winners will be given Equity Investments in quoted companies, scholarships for university education and laptops. Their schools will get varying quantities of PCs and printers. Furthermore, seven National winners will be rewarded with consolation prizes of mini Laptops.

See the table for more prizes analysis

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Student · ₦250,000 worth of shares

· ₦500,000 scholarship fund for University Education

· Laptop

· Certificate of Achievement

· Close the Market for the Trading Day.

· ₦200,000 worth of shares

· ₦400,000 scholarship fund for University Education

· Laptop

· Certificate of Achievement

· Participate in a Closing Gong Ceremony

·  ₦150,000 worth of shares

· ₦300,000 scholarship fund for University Education

· Laptop

· Certificate of Achievement

· Participate in a Closing Gong Ceremony

School · Trophy

· Three Sets of PC and a printer

·  Trophy

· Two Sets of PC and a printer.

· Trophy

· A Set of PC and a printer.

Miss Chiamaka Sophie Onuh, a student of Nikkyt High School, Aba, Abia State, won the 1st place at the 2014 edition of the competition, same feat she achieved in the 2012 edition. The 2013 edition was won by a physically challenged student, Master Mahmud Abdullahi from Government College, Azare in Bauchi State.

The impact of The Nigerian Stock Exchange is commendable as the Exchange continues to record increase number of participation and high level of interest which has altogether created greater awareness of the dynamics of the stock exchange.

How to Register for Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition

  • Download the​ 2015 NSE Essay Competition form from
  • Send your completed entry form/essay via e-mail to or submit your essay online at or

NSE 2015 Essay Competition Closing Date

The registration closing for NSE 2015 Essay Competition is October 30th, 201​5


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