There are thousands of secondary school students today in Nigeria who have what it takes to achieve academic excellence but pray day and night to get sponsors because of their family financial struggle. If you are such a student or you have a friend like that; UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2020 is here saying ‘Yes’ to your dreams.
In a nutshell, the National essay competition is an annual competition that is targeted at senior secondary school students in Nigeria. 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.
Note, UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has commenced the 2020 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries. To guide you on how to apply, we the world scholarship Forum have put down the relevant information on what you need to know about this National Essay Competition and how you can apply successfully.
Below is an overview of what to expect from this article
- About United Bank for Africa (UBA)
- Why UBA Foundation National Essay Competition?
- How much does UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Worth?
- The Rules and Procedures
- UBA National Essay Competition 2019 Testimonial
- UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2020 Application Procedure
About United Bank for Africa (UBA)
United Bank for Africa (UBA) PLC, Africa’s global bank, is committed to being a socially responsible company and role model for all businesses in Africa. UBA is committed to providing the necessary support for students in Nigeria and across the African continent
As the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the UBA Group, UBA Foundation is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Education, Environment, Economic Empowerment, and Special Projects.
Why UBA Foundation National Essay Competition?
The National essay competition, targeted at senior secondary school students in Nigeria is organized annually, as part of the 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.
However, the competition is a key aspect of our investment drive in human capital, as we seek to improve the knowledge base, allow students to express themselves and write creatively. Hence, they continue to sustain the initiative because education is very important
It is important to note that apart from Nigeria, the national essay competition has been taken to other African countries including Ghana and Senegal. More countries including Mozambique and Kenya will kick off the initiative this year.
A unique component of this year’s edition is that, schools that turn in the highest number of entries will be recognized and rewarded a special prize by the Foundation.
Furthermore, National Essay Competition provides the opportunity for students in secondary schools across the country to put in their entries and to win prizes in the form of educational grants to study in any university of their choice on the African continent.
How much does UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Worth?
Winners of UBA Foundation competition receives cash prizes according to their postion.
The Rules and Procedures
This National essay Competition is hosted and sponsored by United Bank of Africa (UBA)
This competition is opened to students in secondary schools across the country.
UBA National Essay Competition 2019 Testimonial
Below is a testimony of one of the UBA National Essay Competition 2019 winners
I was excited to have come top in the competition, the experience has given me the confidence that I can face great challenges and emerge a winner. Winning the competition, would help me pursue my childhood dreams of becoming a Gynecologist.
“This is something I prayed about and worked hard to achieve. I was in shock to hear my name announced as the winner and my mother and I cried for joy. I am indeed very grateful to UBA and the Foundation for this huge opportunity and making me believe in myself. This grant will go a long way to support my bid for quality education.”
UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2020 Application Procedure
Entries received from students 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 best essays for further assessment.
Following this, a second round of the 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.
UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Topic: What Do You Think The Government Should Do To Control Fraud In Nigeria?
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Entries to:
UBA House, 57 Marina,
Applications can also be sent to any UBA Office in Nigeria
Judge: The panel of judges is made up of professors from reputable Nigerian Universities
UBA Foundation National Essay competition 2020 Application Deadline
The last date for submitting your application for this competition is 4th November 2019.
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UBA Foundation National Essay Competition FAQs
Who can apply for this Essay Competition?
The essay competition, targeting senior secondary school students
What do I stand to gain if I win?
Winners of this UBA essay competition will go home with cash prizes.
First position – 2 Million Naria
2nd position- 1,500,000
3rd position- 1 Million
When is the last date for me to submit my application?
The deadline for submitting 2020 UBA Foundation National Essay competition application is on the 4th of November 2019.