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NERC Essay Contest 2021 for Nigerian Secondary School Students

For the NERC Essay Contest 2021, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission is inviting interested Secondary School Students to submit entries. Apply now.

When is Application Deadline?

23rd August 2021 on or before 5pm.

Tell me about NERC Essay Contest:

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission is an independent body, established by the Electric Power Sector Reform Act of 2005 to undertake technical and economic regulation of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.

The Commission is to, among others license operators, determine operating codes and standards, establish customer rights and obligations, and set cost-reflective industry tariffs.

Type of Award?


Who is Eligible for the NERC Essay Contest?

This competition is open to ONLY SS2 students in Nigeria.

What are the Selection Criteria?

Interested SS2 students should write an essay of not less than 450 words and not more than 500 words, on the topic “Electricity Theft and its implications for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)”.

Which countries are eligible?

Nigerian secondary school students

Where will Award be given?


How Many Awards are available?

Fantastic prizes to be won by:
FIRST Position
SECOND Position
THIRD Position
And lots of consolation prizes for other participants too!

What is the Benefit of this Award?

Fantastic prizes will be won as well as lots of consolation prizes.

How can I apply for NERC Essay Contest?

The essay can be submitted by email to [email protected] OR in an A4 envelop properly sealed and addressed as follows:

2021 Essay Competition
Consumer Affairs Division
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
NERC HOUSE, Plot 1387, Cadastral Zone A00,
Central Business District. Behind BOA House, Abuja

All submissions must contain the name of the student, FULL home and school addresses, email address, and contact phone number.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit NERC Essay Contest Webpage for Details