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United Bank for Africa (UBA) PLC is a leading pan-African financial services institution with a global footprint. We have a clear purpose to be a role model for African businesses by creating superior value for all our stakeholders.

About Essay Competition

Now in its 10th year, the National Essay Competition,
targeted at senior secondary students in
Nigeria is organized annually, as part of UBA
Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at
promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.

Eligibility

  • This competition is open to Nigerians only
  • Be a Secondary School Student
  • Must submit a handwritten essay (750 words MAX)
  • Must submit a passport photograph
  • Must submit a copy of a birth certificate, National ID or passport

Selection procedure:

  • Entries received for the competition will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges made up of professors from reputable Nigerian Universities, who will then shortlist 12 essays for further assessement.
  • Following this, a second round of competition will involve the 12 finalists who will write a second supervised essay from which three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from the 12 finalists emerged from the first round of the competition

Essay Topic

“Do you think that the lock down during the
Covid-19 pandemic was an essential measure in
spite of the hardship it brought economically?
What would you have done differently and why?”

Awards

Number of Scholarships: 3

  • The first prize is a ₦2.5 million educational grant,
  • The second prize is a ₦2 million educational grant
  • And the third prize is a ₦1.5 million educational grant.

How to Apply:

  • Applicant must submit their completed contact information (Name, Age, School, Address of school, Telephone Number, Residential Address and Email Address).
  • Applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or international passport data page.

or Post to
UBA Foundation
UBA House (15th Floor)
57, Marina
Lagos State

or Drop-Off at any UBA Business Office in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation.

Application Deadline: October 2nd, 2020

Click here to Apply

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