SmartClass Essay Competition
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SmartClass Essay Writing competition (SEC) aims at bringing together ambitious secondary school students (ordinary and advanced levels) in Tanzania with a passion for or interest in writing. The competition allows students to demonstrate writing skills at the national level while competing to win exclusive educational opportunities and prizes.
The entire competition is hosted online. Students will respond to the topic provided to showcase their critical thoughts, creative ideas, and written communication skills. Each student will be allowed to submit one essay and each essay will be marked in accordance with the marking rubric.
Rank First name Last name School
2022 Essay Topic
The switch to online education due to the pressure of Coronavirus has exposed the unpreparedness of the global education system for remote learning. Innovators worldwide are using technology to make learning online possible for everyone. However, the use of technology in education also divides the digital haves and have-nots, a reflection of economic inequality. How would you develop an online learning environment where students, teachers, and schools from different social, economic, and cultural backgrounds can fully participate?
Guidelines & Eligibility
  1. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in ordinary or advanced secondary school.
  2. Open to all students (Tanzanians and non-Tanzanians) from the schools which are registered and operating in Tanzania
  3. Applicant must not be a university student.
  1. Write your essay and save it in pdf or doc format, or a high-quality picture of the handwritten essay Font should be Times New Roman, size – 11, space – 1.5, and not more than 500 words.
  2. Your essay should be written in English and respond to the topic mentioned here.
  3. Once your essay is ready, click here, fill the form, upload your essay, and click submit button.
  4. No google docs or google drive links for submission.
  5. You will receive a notification acknowledging receipt of your essay.
  6. The submission must be the participant's original work. Any plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  7. Application deadline: 2022 July 30th, 23:59 EAT.
  8. Do not make multiple submissions.
  9. SmartClass will send feedback to you over email and publicly announce the top three winners in mid-December 2022.
Competition Prizes
Winner's Awards
1st Place: TZS 1,500,000.00 (TZS 500,000.00 cash, TZS 1,000,000.00 SmartClass credits) + TZS 500,000.00 for school + surprises.
2nd Place: TZS 750,000.00 (TZS 250,000.00 cash, TZS 500,000.00 SmartClass credits) + TZS 250,000.00 for school + surprises.
3rd Place: TZS 300,000.00 (TZS 200,000.00 cash, TZS 100,000.00 SmartClass credits) + TZS 200,000.00 for school + surprises.
Winners' works will get opportunity to be endorsed and published by the top newspapers in Tanzania.
All participants and their schools will get certificate of participation.
SmartClass will publish all top ten schools and students on the website.
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Seraphin Kimaryo
SmartClass is a leader in online education rendering personalized learning experiences to lots of students and business professionals in infinite subjects in Africa. SmartClass is an online platform that connects learners/students to very qualified and certified private tutors/experts both online and offline.
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