Awarded winners of ELIT Essay contest

The official award ceremony of Essay writing contest was held at the International University of Sarajevo on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  This contest was organized by the English Language and Literature (ELIT) Program of IUS.  Honorable speakers at the event were: IUS Rector, Prof. Dr. Yücel Oğurlu, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nedžejma Obralić, professor at (ELIT) program and special invited guest, Director of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE), Dr. Tarik Kurbegović.  Assist Prof. Dr. Nedžejma Obralić gave a short presentation about the project and thanked the representatives of IUS for their support throughout the duration of the contest. She expressed great satisfaction with the fact that this project has attracted the attention of students from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

In March 2015, the teaching staff of English Language and Literature program organized a competition in writing essays on the topic: "Tackling problems of unemployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina". As part of the project, senior high school students from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina were invited to show what they know, to be creative, unique and open minded. A total number of 114 students from entire country participated in this contest. Student essays were evaluated according to previously established criteria. Members of the jury had a difficult task to choose candidates for first, second and third place among a total of 15 high-ranking essays. The winners of the competition are: 

  1. place: Maja Tešić, Gimnazija "Ismet Mujezinović", Tuzla
  2. place: Nejla Babić, Gimnazija '' Lukavac '', Lukavac
  3. place: Amila Novalić, JU Srednja škola Konjic, Konjic 

''Sincere and special congratulations go to those best among the best, for their exceptional creativity and talent for writing. I believe that the members of the jury had a very difficult task to decide, and I sincerely believe in their final judgment '' - said the Rector Oğurlu.