SystemSpecs is excited to present the Children’s Day Essay Competition (CDEC) for primary and secondary school students in Nigeria aged 9-16.


This unique contest encourages students to showcase their innovative ideas for solving national problems using technology.

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The SystemSpecs Annual Essay Competition (CDEC) was initiated in 2020 as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility commitment to foster capacity development for the ICT industry in Nigeria.

Through CDEC, we aim to stimulate the minds of young Nigerians, empowering them to address everyday problems.

Topic: Protecting the Nigerian Child from the Dangers of Online Technology

With limitless possibilities online, the topic invites participants to explore how technology can be used to safeguard Nigerian children from potential online hazards.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be primary and secondary school children in Nigeria, aged between 9 and 16 years.

– The Junior category (ages 9 to 12) should submit a maximum of 1,000 words.
– The Senior category (ages 13 to 16) should submit a maximum of 1,500 words.


Winners of the essay competition will receive exciting prizes, including a high-capacity laptop, top-notch headphones, a portable laptop stand, a smart wristwatch, internet data for one year, and more.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should follow the link provided below to access the application page.

– Essays must be in English.
– Only one entry per participant is allowed.
– Submissions must be original; plagiarism will not be tolerated.
– An accredited school official, parent, or legal guardian must endorse the entry.

Deadline: April 12, 2024



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