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UBA Foundation Essay Competition 2019 for Nigerian Students

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has commenced the 2019 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries.

Application Deadline: 4th November, 2019.

Essay Topic: This year, the topic is “What do you think the government should do to control fraud in Nigeria?”

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

About Award: Now in its 9th year, the essay competition, targeted at senior secondary school students in Nigeria 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 secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.

Type: Contest

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • Be a Secondary School student
  • Must submit essay

Number of Scholarships: 3

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.

Selection procedure: 

  • 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 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.

How to Apply: 

  • Applicant must submit their complete contact information (Name and Address of school telephone number, residential and email addresses.
  • Applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or international passport data page.

All entries should be sent to

UBA Foundation

UBA House (3rd Floor),

57, Marina

Lagos State

or Any UBA Business Office in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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