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9th ARSO Continental Essay Competition – 2022


Application for the 9th ARSO Continental Essay Competition – 2022 Entry is now open by the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO).

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The African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) is inviting students in institutions of higher learning in Africa (Colleges/Universities approved by their local commission of higher education) below the age of 35 years to submit an essay on the topic/theme;

“The Role of Standardisation in Promoting African Phar-maceutical and Medical Devices Industries to Attain Self-reliance and resilience in Combating CVID-19 and Future Pandemics”.

In this regard, the Ghana Standards Authority is inviting students from higher institutions of learning (Universities) in Ghana to participate in the competition.

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Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  •  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 educations or equivalent body in their countries.
  •  Length of Essays: Essays should be between 1000 and 1200 words.
  • Presentation: Essays should be double spaced and presented in Century Gothic, size 12.
  • Language of essays: Essays may be submitted in English or French
  • 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)
  • The following essays are not eligible for this competition:
    •  Essays that have been shown or accepted for other competitions.
    • Essays that have been published in any form.
    • Essays that focus on the work of a particular person, organisation or brand name.
  • Number of essays to be submitted: Participants are only allowed to submit one essay.
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  • Submit your essay of 1000-1200 words on the theme provided, and win a cash prize.
  • Deadline for submissions is 28th February 2022
  • All essays are submitted to: competition@kebs.org

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