The United Bank For Africa (UBA) has commenced its National Essay Competition for the 2024 calendar year.
UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, announces the commencement of the 2024 edition of the National Essay Competition (NEC) for senior secondary school students in Nigeria.
Now in its 12th year, the National Essay Competition provides a competitive platform to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of senior secondary school students in Nigeria. Winners get educational grants to study at any African University of their choice.
The Essay topic is “ASUU Strikes have often cost Nigerian students time. Advise the Nigerian government on how they can agree with ASUU to improve tertiary education in the country.
UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Eligibility
- Must be in senior secondary school
- Must submit a handwritten essay (750 words MAX)
- Must submit a passport photograph
- A copy of a birth certificate, National ID, or Passport must be submitted.
UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Prizes
- First Prize: N5 million educational grant to any African University of the winner’s choice;
- Second prize: N3 million in educational grants to any African University of choice;
- Third Prize: N2.5 million in educational grants to any African University.
UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Selection Procedure
- A distinguished panel of judges will review entries received for the competition made up of professors from reputable Nigerian Universities who will then shortlist 12 essays for further assessment.
- Following this, the second round of competition will involve the 12 finalists who will write a second superior essay from which the three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from the 12 finalists.
How to Enter UBA Essay Competition
- 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.
Note: All incomplete and/or duplicate entries will be disqualified.
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