The 2018 edition of the Nigerian Stock Exchange essay competition with the theme “Building a Sustainable Capital Market” being the Exchange’s financial literacy and inclusion initiatives aimed at building a financially savvy generation. NSE is committed to adopting the highest levels of international standards. To support this commitment, The NSE b belong s to a number of international and regional organizations that promote the development and integration of global best practices across its operations.

Nigerian Stock Exchange is a member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, the SIIA’s Financial Information Services Division (FISD) and the Intermarket Surveillance Group (ISG). The Exchange is a founding member and executive committee member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA).

Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition is for the participant to “Discuss how technology can promote financial literacy and encourage investment habit among youths”

PrizesNigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition


Ist Place
– N250,000 worth of shares
– N500,000 scholarship fund for university education
– Laptop
– Certificate of achievement
– Headline Closing Gong ceremony at the NSE

2nd Place
– N200,000 worth of shares
– N400,000 scholarship fund for university education
– Laptop
– Certificate of achievement
– Participation in a Closing Gong Ceremony at the NSE

3rd Place
– N150,000 worth of shares
– N300,000 scholarship fund for university education
– Laptop
– Certificate of achievement
– Participation in a Closing Gong Ceremony at the NSE


1st Place
– Trophy
– Three PCs and a printer

2nd Place
– Trophy
– Two PCs and a printer

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3rd Place
– Trophy
– A PC and a printer

Consolation Prizes: 7 Mini Laptops for 7 Runners-up

How to Enter: Click to download the 2018 Essay Competition form
Send your completed entry form/essay via e-mail to
Essay Deadline: October 26, 201 8


– The Competition is open to only students in Senior Secondary Schools
– Entries must be written in English and be the original work of the writer
– Entrant must submit an essay on the entry form and complete all the mandatory fields
– The maximum word-counts are 1000 words
– Entries will be disqualified if they fail to meet these requirements. ReadAchieving Goals in Life with This Goal Setting Template

Notes for Guidance

– Entries must be the original work of the writer. This does not rule out input or assistance from others
– Entrants are encouraged to be creative in their response to the topic
– Award-winning entrants are expected to show originality, focus on the topic and competent use of English as a written language. This includes correct spelling, a good standard of punctuation and neat presentation.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange essay competition designed to continues to evolve in order to meet the needs of its valued customers and to achieve the highest level of competitiveness. It is an open, professional and vibrant exchange, connecting Nigeria, Africa, and the world.

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