Proudly supported by Oyo State & FCT secondary school boards, MWAN, NCS, ARCON, POSON and DHF

The Cancer Advocacy and Awareness Essay Competition (CAANEC) essay competition for 2024 is now open for senior secondary school students in Nigeria. Organised by the PATELA Care Foundation in collaboration with various partners, this competition aims to educate and empower young minds on cancer awareness, advocacy, and research. By participating, students have the opportunity to make a difference in their communities while gaining valuable knowledge about cancer prevention.


Rewards (For each region respectively; Oyo State & FCT)

  • Winner N150,000.00
  • 1st Runner up N120,000.00
  • 2nd runner up N100,000.00
  • Certificate of Good Effort for every participant (Electronic copies)
  • Access to PCF cancer control health education platforms


  • Be a senior secondary school student
  • Submit a handwritten essay of at least 500 words
  • Submit a passport photograph
  • Submit a copy of birth certificate or National ID or Bio page of International passport
  • Submit contact information (Name, Age, School, School address, Residential address, Telephone number & Email address)

N.B The 2024 Edition is strictly for Senior Secondary School Students in Oyo State and The FCT.

Selection Process


  • Submission for entries opens: April 29th 2024
  • Deadline for submission: May 31st 2024
  • Winners will be announced in July 2024.

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

Submission of entries is via the portal link provided; or via postal mail or drop-off at No 1 Aina Adefolayan Street New Bodija Ibadan, Oyo State

Enquiries: 0816 430 7492 | 

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024.