Heirs Life Assurance (HLA) forthcoming inaugural national essay competition aims at developing effective writing skills and fostering a communal bond among school children across the country.
In a statement on Thursday, Ifesinachi Okpagu, Chief Marketing Officer, Heirs Life Assurance, explained that primary school pupils and secondary school students were expected to participate in the competition, tagged, “Heirs Life Essay Championship”.
She noted that the essay which is a nationwide competition targets students between the ages of eight and 13 years.
According to her, entries for the essay championship opens on Friday, May 27 and closes on Friday, June 17.
Okpagu said that participating students would submit a 500-word essay on the topic, “If I were the President of Nigeria”.
”Students are expected to notify their schools of their participation, announcing the competition in Lagos,” she said.
She noted that the competition was designed to fulfil the company’s commitment to improving lives, especially the development of the Nigerian child.
”The Heirs Life Essay Championship provides a platform for students to express themselves in the most creative way possible.
”There is no doubt that this approach will empower the younger generation to dream and pursue their ambition without restriction.
”At Heirs Life, we celebrate our future leaders and the exceptional talent displayed by our children.
”Prizes to be won include a brand-new laptop for the winning student, N500,000 worth of books and educational materials donated to the winning school, and several other prizes,” she said.
She advised parents, guardians, and school administrators to encourage their children, pupils, students, and wards to participate in the essay championship to push the boundary of creativity among the future leaders.
She noted that the essays would be graded by a team of professionals in the education field.
Heirs Life Assurance (HLA) is a specialist life insurance company offering simple, quick, accessible, and reliable life insurance, retirement, and children’s education protection plans.
HLA offers a wide range of personalised life insurance protection and investment plans that provide financial security to individuals and businesses.
It is a subsidiary of Heirs Holdings, a pan-African investment group with a presence across three continents and 20 African countries.