10 Jul Continental Honour for the Winner Of The OCI Foundation’s Inaugural LAMS National Essay Competition For Nigerian Medical Students.
The OCI Foundation is pleased to announce that Mr Nater Paul Akpen, who took the first position in the Foundation’s “2021 Literary Award for Medical Students (LAMS) Essay Competition”, has emerged one of the five winners of the African Sovereign Debt Justice Network (AfSDJN) Essay competition.
The AfSDJN essay competition was open to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students currently enrolled in African universities. It was designed to encourage a new generation of students and early career researchers to build expertise on “sovereign debt issues”, and also to draw scholarly and policy attention towards the “roles and effectiveness of national frameworks for debt contracting, management and accountability in Africa”.
This win further validates the OCI Foundation’s investment on, and sponsorship of, the LAMS, which it delivers annually to inspire literary prowess among future Nigerian medical doctors. The LAMS project is being executed in collaboration with the Nigerian Medical Students Association (NiMSA), through its charity arm, the Auwal Shanono Foundation.
For his win, Mr Akpen, of the Benue State University (BSU) Medical School, Nigeria, has been awarded a scholarship grant. He has also been invited by the “African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)” to present his paper at the “Second African Conference on Debt and Development (AfCoDD II)” in Malawi. His paper would be published on afronomicslaw.org.