12 Sep The 2021 OCI Foundation’s Literary Award for Medical Students (LAMS) Essay Competition (South-east Nigeria)
The OCI Foundation is proud to announce the commencement of the 2021 edition of an essay competition for students enrolled in the eight medical schools in Southeast Nigeria. The OCI Foundation is the sole sponsor of this competition, and has earmarked thousands of Nigerian Naira for this. Reasons and rationale for the OCI Foundation’s involvement can be found HERE. Simply, it was borne out the desire of the OCI Foundation’s President, Assoc Prof Chris Ifediora (himself a one-time medical student in Nigeria), to inspire literary prowess among future Nigerian medical doctors.
To deliver on this, the OCI Foundation is collaborating with the Southeast region of the Nigerian Medical Students Association (NiMSA). NiMSA is the umbrella body of all medical students’ associations in Nigeria.
Details of the “2021 OCI Foundation’s Literary Award for Medical Students (LAMS) Essay Competition” are outlined below.
TITLE OF COMPETITION
The 2021 OCI Foundation’s Literary Award for Medical Students (LAMS) Essay Competition (South-east Nigeria)
TOPIC FOR ESSAY
Briefly explain the OCI Foundation’s “Arm Our Youths (ArOY) Health Campaign”, and critically analyse the principles behind its strategy to “integrate anti-breast and anti-cervical cancer teachings into the curriculum senior schools in Nigeria.
Participants must be Nigerian Medical Students with valid ID cards from any recognized medical school in South-east Nigeria. Any level study is acceptable.
OPENING DATE: 14/09/2021
CLOSING DATE: 14/10/2021 (Originally 29/09/2021)
All submissions must go to: [email protected]
NGN30,000 + Certificate + ArOY Campaign Textbook
NGN20,000 + Certificate + ArOY Campaign Textbook
NGN15,000 + Certificate + ArOY Campaign Textbook
SEVEN CONSOLATION PRIZES
NGN3,000 + Certificate + ArOY Campaign Textbook
ENQUIRIES AND SUBMISSION
DETAILS, BACKGROUND AND REASON FOR LAMS/AUWAL SHANANO COMPETITION
- Inaugural (2020) LAMS for South-East Nigerian Medical Schools: Click HERE.
- Inaugural (2020) National LAMS/Auwal Shanano Sponsored by the OCI Foundation: Click HERE.
- Regional LAMS 2020 winners: Click HERE.
- Expansion of LAMS to become a national project and cover all Nigerian medical schools: Click HERE.
- Appreciation Letters from Nigerian Medical Students: Click HERE.