Leading African Financial and Human Resource Technology firm, SystemSpecs, has announced the call for participation in the 2021 edition of its Children’s Day Essay Competition. in furtherance of its commitment to the development of indigenous IT capacity for national prosperity.
The provider of Remita, Paylink and HumanManager made this disclosure recently as it formally invited entries from children across Nigeria into the junior and senior categories of the competition which is now in its second year.
Themed “Building a more Secure Nigeria using Technology”, entries are to be submitted through the competition portal, www.systemspecs.com.ng/2021essay, from 10:00 am on April 1 2021 until 6:00 pm on April 23 2021. The competition is open to children that school and live in Nigeria who would be no less than nine years and not older than 16 years by May 26, 2021.
While entries into the junior category are for children between ages nine and 12 and should not exceed 1,000 words, entries into the senior category are for children between ages 13 and 16 and with a maximum of 1,500 words. Entries must be participants’ original ideas written in English, and endorsed by an accredited school official, parent or legal guardian.
“It is our belief that a solid technology foundation is necessary for any nation to compete and thrive in contemporary times. The competition’s objective is therefore to stimulate and encourage young Nigerians to become more technologically aware, so they can intuitively consider technology as a natural response to addressing everyday challenges around them,” said Deremi Atanda, Executive Director, SystemSpecs.
The first-place winners of the competition in each category will respectively receive a high capacity laptop, a topnotch headphone, monthly 10 gigabyte Internet data for one year, branded travel suite case, a unique keepsake hoodie, a thermal flask and school bag.