Solomon Tolulope Oyakhire is a 23 year old first class graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos; he is set to pursue his PhD studies in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University starting September 2018 as a Knight-Hennessy scholar.
He learnt about the competition through his friend and is grateful for the opportunity to present his ideas through writing.
Solomon is passionate about self-development and jointly runs an NGO aimed at redefining conventional wisdom, especially centered on career development amongst secondary school students.
Ifechukwu Achife is a 25 year old fresh MSc. Graduate of University of Ibadan; she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the same institution where she graduated with first class honours.
She learnt about the competition via social media (Twitter) and is glad she gave the competition a shot.
Ifechi is passionate about photography and considers herself a decent photographer.
Obinna Nnaemeka Ejide is a 24 year old MBA student of the University of Lagos and a BSc. Graduate of Biochemistry from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He learnt of the competition via a WhatsApp group and was enticed by the caption ‘So You Think You Can Write’ – he thought it was endearing yet daring.
Writing to Obinna is a form of self-expression, a skill he picked as a means to develop his communication skills. He participated in the 1st edition and hoped this edition will bring about a turnaround/ a new opportunity – which it did.
He is interested in research especially centered on sustainable development in Nigeria and Africa.
Corporate responsibility is core for any 21st century organisation, creating an avenue for firms to positively influence their environment either through socially responsible business processes or actions. A good number of Nigerian organisations have adopted various socially responsible practices in their immediate community and nation as a whole.
In 1000 words or less, suggest innovative social initiatives that can be created and adopted by corporate organizations to encourage and promote impactful social change in Nigeria.
40% - Originality, strength and suitability of proposed ideas
20% - In-depth study/ specific reference to the downstream oil and gas sector
15% - Structure and coherence
15% - Use of English, paragraphing/ pacing and punctuation
10% - Adherence to writing terms and conditions