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UBA National Essay Competition for Nigerian Students 2021

Now in its 11th year, the essay competition, targeted at senior secondary school students in Nigeria is organised 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.

About UBA Foundation

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is a leading pan-African financial services group headquartered in Nigeria. It is one of Africa's best and most resilient banking Groups with operations in 20 African countries and offices in three global financial centers: London, Paris and New York. UBA has more than fourteen million customers and over 1,000 business offices and customer touch points globally. UBA has been operating in Africa since 1949, referred to then as the British and French Bank Limited (BFB)It took over the assets and liabilities of BFB and was incorporated as a limited liability ... continue reading

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National Essay Competition

Application Deadline29 Oct 2021
Country to studyNigeria
SponsorUBA Foundation
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of National Essay Competition

The first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is a N3 million educational grant, while the second and third prizes are N2.5 million and N2 million in educational grants to any African University of their choice.

Requirements for National Essay Competition Qualification

  • 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

Interview date, Process and Venue for National Essay Competition

  • 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

Application Deadline

October 29, 2021

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to UBA Foundation on to apply

For more details, visit UBA website.

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