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6th ARSO Essay Competition

6TH CONTINENTAL ESSAY – ENTER AND STAND A CHANCE TO WIN

Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) invites all College & University students in Botswana to enter the 6th Continental Essay Competition and stand a chance to win.

 

Theme;

“The role of Standardisation in winning the fight against Corruption as Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”

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ENTRY RULES AND CONDITIONS

1. This competition is open to Citizens of all African Countries below the age of 35 years living in Africa and studying in a university/college recognized by the local commission for university education or equivalent body in their countries.

2. Length of essays: Essays should be between 1000 and 1200 words

3. Presentation: Essays should be double spaced and presented in Century Gothic, size 12

4. Language of essays: Essays may be submitted in English or French

5. Information on the author: Authors may use up to 50 words to describe themselves. Information should include their names, course and year of study, name, town and country in which their university is located. (N. B: this will not be part of the 1000- 1200 words)

6. Contacts of authors: Authors should provide their postal, physical, telephone and email addresses on the first page of the essay together with the title of the essay and information on the author. Also kindly attach a copy of the Identity Card or passport and a completely filled registration form that can be obtained from Apex (www.apextrainingafrica.org) and ARSO (www.arso-oran.org) websites.

7.  Eligibility

• The following essays are not eligible for this competition:

i. Essays that have been shown or accepted for other competitions.

ii. Essays that have been published in any form.

iii. Essays that focus on the work of a particular person, organization or brand name.

8. Number of essays to submitted: Participants are only allowed to submit one essay.


WHAT THE ORGANISERS ARE LOOKING FOR—NOT NECESSARILY IN THE ORDER BELOW:

There are different areas on the Role of Standardisation in winning the fight Against Corruption for sustainable Africa’s Transformation within Africa:

• Benefits of the fight Against Corruption within Africa;

• Status and challenges of Corruption within Africa;

• The fight Against Corruption as a catalyst to Africa’s Growth for improving the quality and standards of products and services within Africa

• The Benefits to Consumers, Manufacturers and suppliers, Regulators and The government

• Specific Benefits of Anti Corruption and Anti Bribery Standards to Consumers, Manufacturers and suppliers, Regulators and The government

 

THE ESSAY SHOULD HAVE:

1. A precise introduction of the essay

2. Explanation of the problems in the fight against corruption through the use of standards

3. General understanding of standards (Anti Corruption and Anti Bribery standards)

4. General knowledge of the Status and challenges with Corruption in Africa

5. How standards contribute to the Fight Against Corruption

6. A clear example in the society on how Standards have been used to fight corruption within Africa or in your country

7. Conclusion


 

PRIZES FOR WINNERS

There will be two levels of winners


At Regional Level

§  1st position – USD 500

§  2nd position –USD 300

§  3rd position – USD 200

At Continental Level

§  1st position – (male and female) each USD 1000

§  2nd position –USD 800

§  3rd position – USD 500

 

MAILING ADDRESS

The Manager-Scientific Standards

Department of Standards Development

Botswana Bureau of Standards

Private Bag BO 48, Gaborone

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Plot 55745, Block 8

Airport Road, Gaborone

1st Floor, Office number SR100

 

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM AND CONCEPT DOCUMENT BELOW:

6th Essay Competition Concept Ver 1.pdf6th Essay Competition Concept Ver 1.pdf

ARSO_CACO_EC_Form1_2018 - Registration form ENG.pdfARSO_CACO_EC_Form1_2018 - Registration form ENG.pdf


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Deadline for Botswana submissions is Friday 8th March 2019.

 

 


 
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