University of Ibadan and nine other higher institutions had at least 20 entries at the recently conducted Essay Competition in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th independence day.

The 60th Independence Day Essay Competition organized by the government of the state of osun received 756 entries from students across 39 tertiary institutions across the country.

The students cut across both private and public higher institutions.

It would be recalled that that the contest was opened for two weeks submission ended on Friday, 25th September 2020.

The initiative received submissions from 268 females, 414 males and 74 other entries without any traceable information.

The topic for discussion was centred around the challenges and prospects of COVID-19 on the Nigerian Economy, it was Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s administration unique way of rejuvenating the fallen art and skills in reading and writing culture which has evaded the education community.

The statistical analysis of the entries of the participants from various institutions;

Analysis Based on Schools

Ekiti State University – 16
Federal Polytechnic Ede – 32
Adekunle Ajasin University – 14
University of Ilorin – 39
Obafemi Awolowo University – 117
Federal University Oye-Ekiti – 25
University of Ibadan – 54

Kwara State University – 23

OsunPolytechnic , Iree – 12

Osun State University – 124
University of Benin – 1
Redeemers University – 9
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology – 30
Usman Dan Fodio University , Sokoto – 8
Adeleke University, Ede – 14

College of Education , Ila – 12
Federal University of Technology Akure – 19
FUT Minna – 12
Interlink Polytechnic, Ijebu jesa – 1
African University Abuja -1
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta – 11
University of Lagos – 23
Assanusiyyah College of Education ,Ode Omu – 2
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – 2
Ibadan Polytechnic – 8
Federal University Gombe – 1
BOWEN Iwo – 10
Adeyemi College of Eudcation , Ondo – 7

University of Jos – 2
University of Abuja – 4
Olabisi Onabanji University, Ago Iwo – 5
University of Nigeria, Enugu – 2
Law School Enugu – 2
Osun State College of Education, Ilesa – 22
Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta – 1

Crestfield College of Education , Erin Osun – 1
LASPOTECH – 6
Lagos State University – 4
Federal Polytechnic , Ilaro – 6
Entries without Institution – 74

Analysis Based on States
Osun State Indigene – 571
Non Indigene – 111

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