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UBA Foundation 2nd National Essay Competition 2012 – Up to 2.25million Naira to be won

UBA Foundation, through its Annual National Essay Competition, is offering another opportunity for Senior Secondary school students in Nigeria to win university educational grants.

This follows the commencement of the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition among senior secondary school students, organized by the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), where up to 2.25million naira will be given to three winners.


Applicants must be senior secondary school students in Nigerian Secondary schools.

UBA Essay Competition Topic

As an African President, what would your plans be for the educational sector

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must attach copies of their original birth certificates or photocopies of international passport data page.
  • Applicants should send in hand written essay entries of not more than 750 words on the competition topic.
  • Applicants must submit their contact information (school name & address, residential address, phone number and email address)
  • Applicants may only send in entries if they intend to attend a Nigerian University

PrizesUBA foundation essay competition

The three winning finalists, who will be selected by a panel of three Nigerian professors, will get educational grants to study in African universities of their choice.

Winner – N1,000,000 towards university tuition/fees and a laptop

1st runner-up – N750,000 towards university tuition/fees and a laptop

2nd runner-up – N500,000 towards university tuition/fees and a laptop

Consolation Prizes will be given to the finalists

How to Submit Entry

Entries should be sent to:

UBA Foundation

Marketing & Corporate Relations Division

UNited Bank for Africa Plc | UBA House (3rd FLoor)

57 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria

Entry Deadline

Closing Date for Entries is 2 November 2012

Please note that terms and conditions guiding the competition shall apply to all winners. The decision of the judges is final.


Email: [email protected]

The essay competition is running concurrently with the ‘Read Africa’ project of the Foundation, which was flagged off recently by the Kenyan author, Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Under the ‘Read Africa’ initiative, role models in the society and top management of UBA Plc will be visiting secondary schools to mentor the students and give out copies of this year’s literature book, Weep not Child, by Ngugi wa Thiong’o to the students, courtesy of the Foundation.