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UBA Foundation 2020 Essay Competition for Nigerian Students (Nigeria)

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.

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 ... read more


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UBA Essay Competition


Aim and Benefits of UBA Essay Competition

The first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is a N2.5 million educational grant, while the second and third prizes are N2 million and N1.5 million in educational grants respectively.


Requirements for UBA 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

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Interview date, Process and Venue for UBA 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 2, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to UBA Foundation on docs.google.com 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.

For more details, visit UBA Foundation website

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