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The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria was established as an umbrella Association for Practitioners of Personnel Management in 1968 as the Personnel Management Association of Nigeria. In 1973, it was renamed as Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. Finally, Act No 58 of 1992 chartered the Institute. We promote Excellence and Regulate the Ecosystem for People Management to Deliver Value for Sustainable Growth of Individuals, Organizations and Nations and our vision is to be the foremost People Management and Organizational Development Institute in Africa, respected across the World.

Applications are invited for:

Title: 2022 Annual Essay Competition (Topic: Building a Future-Ready Workforce: Re-evaluating Our Educational System)


  • Are you an undergraduate in any Nigerian Higher Institution?
  • Here is another opportunity to be part of our Annual Essay Competition with cash prizes, conference and membership registration sponsorships to be won.


  • Only undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions can participate.

The following standards must be met:

  • Length: Not more than 3000 words
  • Referencing: APA style(6th Edition)
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 point font size
  • Documentation: Typed in double line spacing: MS Word only
  • Plagiarism: Plagiarized content will result in disqualification of the offender’s entry


  • First Prize: N125,000 + 2 HRM books
  • Second Prize: N100,000 + 2 HRM books
  • Third Prize: N75,000 + 2 HRM books.

General Prizes

  • Access to network of employers for all winners
  • Free registration as student members of CIPM (for non-members) for all prize winners
  • All expenses paid trip to Port Harcourt for CIPM 2022 International Conference & Exhibitions.

Application Closing Date
Wednesday; 31st August, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should scan and send the underlisted documents  along with the essay write-up as a single document to: essaycompetition@cipmnigeria.org

Submission of Entries
All entries must be submitted with the underlisted items:

  • ID Card from student’s current institution
  • Copy of admission letter to student’s current institution
  • One recent passport sized photograph
  • Current mobile telephone number and e-mail address.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Past winners are not eligible to participate
  • For more enquiries: Call “Charity” on: 0817 658 2368 Or E-mail: essaycompetition@cipmnigeria.org

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