Adesewa Adeniyi, a native of Ijelu-EKiti in Ekiti State, came first at 2019 Annual Essay Competition organised by the Nigerian Stock Exchange for Senior Secondary School students.
Adesewa, a student of Grandmates Schools in Isolo, Lagos, emerged winner ahead of 40,965 students across the country.
She was given N500,000 in scholarship fund for university education, and another N500,000 worth of equity investment, as well as a laptop.
Her school was equally presented with three desktop computers and a printer.
Temiloluwa Oladipo of Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Ibadan emerged first runner-up, while Adeoye Okhaioisevai, also from Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Ibadan, emerged the second runner-up.
During the award ceremony held Wednesday in Lagos, Miss Adeniyi was announced the winner of the essay competition after her entry was graded best for focusing and providing answers to the question, “How can the capital market create a better future for all?”
According to the NSE on its official Twitter handle, she proposed four critical solutions to the question:
“Better transparency and effective compliance in the capital market should be encouraged to boost investor confidence.
“To increase participation in the Nigerian capital market, there must be increased awareness of the activities in the capital market through traditional and digital media channels, as well as in schools.
“There needs to be more active participation from the private sector. Businesses should see the capital market as a blessing that empowers sustainable expansion while ensuring discipline.
“Finally, regulatory bodies should work together to ensure more effective compliance management and enforcement, ” she read out her entry.