2014 African Liberty Essay Competition Winners Announced


Winners at the African Liberty 2014 essay competition have been announced.

Based on the review of the submitted essays, the highest score is 77 per cent, while the lowest score is 3 per cent.  The general assessment shows an increase in the knowledge and spread of liberty in Africa. The content of the essays presents an evidence of positive impact the sponsors are promoting in Africa.

The details of the results are recorded below:

PRIZES

1st – Adeloye Olanrewaju Samuel, Department of Physiology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. George Ayittey (Platinum) Prize: $1,000 and full scholarship to 2014 Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) at the University of Cape Town Graduate Business School, South Africa from September 4 – 7, 2014. :

2nd – Gracious Odala Balamu, Majoring Philosophy, Chancellor College University of Malawi. Anthony Fisher (Gold) Prize: $700 and full scholarship to 2014 Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) at the University of Cape Town Graduate Business School, South Africa, from September 4 – 7, 2014.

3rd – Olusegun Omoleye, Medicine and Surgery, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Derenle Edun (Silver) Prize: $500 and full scholarship to 2014 Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) at the University of Cape Town Graduate Business School, South Africa from September 4 – 7, 2014

4th – Shittu Oluwakemi Adeola, Department of Biology, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State; Uzuazor Precious Aghogho, Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, Edo State and Afolayan Monisola Ayowumi, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The Nation newspaper Media (Bronze) Prize: 70 per cent scholarship to 2014 Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) at the University of Cape Town Graduate Business School, South Africa from September 4 – 7, 2014.

Other Consolation Prizes: 50 per cent scholarship to 2014 Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) at the University of Cape Town Graduate Business School in South Africa goes to:

5th – Oloyede Deborah, Economics, University of Ibadan, Oyo State

6th – Yohana Gadaffi Ouma, School of Law Parklands Campus, University of Nairobi, Kenya

6th – Francis Wambugu Komu, Mathematics and Computer Science, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya

7th – Balogun Rilwan Opeyemi, Civil Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna, Nigeria

 

The grading of the essays was based on four key criteria:

• Understanding and discussion of the issues: This is to assess the level of understanding of key liberty elements by the writer. This carried 50 marks.

• Organisation and conformity, which carry 15 marks.

• Grammar, structure and creativity shown by the writer. This attracted 15 marks.

• Originality: This assessed the use of other people’s works and idea, and whether the writers appropriately credited the source(s) of used intellectual materials. This attracted 20 marks.

Source: The Nation



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