The UBA Foundation Essay competition is a corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc,The body is responsible for the Education arm of the bank, charged with hoisting essay competition for schools across Nigeria, especially Junior and Senior secondary schools.
The Essay Topic for this year is “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?”
And like I mentioned above, The UBA Bank Foundation Essay Competition has been on for over 10years now and it’s Target has always been at the senior secondary school students in Nigeria, furthermore, the competition 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 students in secondary school in Nigeria and across Africa.
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The only Eligible Country for this Competition is Nigeria and the Application Deadline is 2nd October, 2020.
More Information About the Essay Competition.
1. Eligible candidate for the Essay Competition must be Be a Secondary School student, and not a secondary school graduate.
2. After passing the first step which is being a student, The student must submit essay
3. Essay must be written in pen and paper and not Typed, I’ll also advise you read what you wrote over and over again to correct mistakes, write in blue or black pen and don’t rumple your notebook, meet it neat with a very good hand writing that can be read able, space your essay well, put the essentials like the coma, full stop and others where necessary.
N.B don’t just write and submit, give it to someone older than you to help you go through and correct some mistakes, then take it to the cyber cafe to scan the written essay for submission, if you have a very good and bring camera phone you can snap and send it or you can snap and covert to PDF before submitting. Good luck.
Follow this link to apply.
Value of Award
The first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is a N2 million educational grant, while the second and third prizes are N1.5 million and N1m educational grants respectively.
Application submitted will be reviewed by panel of judges comprising of professors from different institutions in Nigeria before reaching a final conclusion and selection.
The final stage of this competition will be made up of 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.
Recommended Way 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.
if you can not do the above you can simply forward copies of your essay to the below mentioned address.
UBA House (15th Floor)
or Drop-Off at any UBA Business Office in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation.
I wish you the best of luck as you write! make your school proud.