CIBN 2019 Otunba Debola Osibogun National Essay Competition | Over N200K in Cash Prizes


Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) is now accepting entries from final year Banking and Finance undergraduates of Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria for the second edition of Otunba Debola Osibogun National Essay Competition. The deadline for submission of entries is 24th May, 2019.

cibn Otunba Debola Osibogun National Essay Competition

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), an umbrella professional body for bankers in Nigeria, is proud to present the 2nd Edition of Otunba (Mrs.) ‘Debola Osibogun National Essay Competition for undergraduates in Banking and Finance.



Theme: Strategic Options for Effective Implementation of Financial Literacy and Inclusion in Nigeria.

CIBN Otunba Debola Osibogun National Essay Competition Eligibility.

  • The Competition would be limited to final year Banking and Finance undergraduates of Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria accredited by NUC and NBTE respectiviely.

CIBN Otunba Debola Osibogun National Essay Competition Prizes.

  • Overall Winner: N100,000 + A Laptop
  • 1st Runner Up: N70,000 + Tablet
  • 2nd Runner Up: N50,000 + A Leap Book

Other Prizes:

  • A plaque and certificate will be presented to each of the three successful competitors 
  • The Awardees will be publicized on the CIBN website, other publications and social media
  • Letters of Congratulations will be written to departmental Heads.

CIBN Otunba Debola Osibogun National Essay Competition Stages.

  • 1st Stage: Submission and assessment of essays
  • 2nd Stage: After the 1st stage of submission and assessment of essays, the best ten (10) essays would be required to write a short essay to ensure they authorised their submissions, from which the best three (3) will be chosen for final interview. The short essay will be jointly admistered in their various locations of the ten (10) candidates by the Branch Controllers and Head of Banking and Finance Departments
  • 3rd Stage: The best three(3) entrants will be invited to Lagos for Oral Interview to decide the Winner, 1st and 2nd Runners up. The execise should be conducted close to the day of the Award presentation to avoid cost escalation.
  • 4th Stage: The Awards would be presented to the deserving students at the ANNUAL CIBN GRADUATES INDUCTION AND PRIZE AWARDS ceremony scheduled for this year to hold on August 24, 2019.

How to Submit Entries for CIBN Otunba Debola Osibogun National Essay Competition.

  • Application is Free
  • Interested candidates should download the form. 
  • All entries must be accompanied with one passport photograph
  • Essay should be a minimum of 1000 and a maximum of 1200 words
  • All entries must be accompanied with one passport photograph
  • Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  • Each candidate is expected to submit electronic copy to nationalessay@cibng.org.
  • Deadline for Submission is May 24, 2019.

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