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UBA Essay Competition 2021 International Essay Competition Updates

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UBA Essay Competition 2021 International Essay Competition Updates.

UBA Essay Competition 2021: United Bank for Africa Foundation, UBA Foundation is offering the 2021 edition of its National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students to be awarded scholarship to study in African Universities. See more details below;

UBA Essay Competition 2020 International Essay Competition Updates

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has announced the opening of entries for the 2021 edition of its annual National Essay Competition.

The competition is part of the Foundation’s initiative to promote creative and analytical thinking in senior secondary students in Nigeria and is a follow up on the Foundation’s Read Africa initiative, which promotes reading culture among students through the reading and free distribution of Africa literary classics in secondary schools. The national essay competition is also held in Ghana and Senegal.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • Be a Secondary School student
  • The educational grant is only applicable to applicants who intent to study in Africa University
  • Must submit essay

Eligible Fields: All secondary schools

Offered Since: 2011

Type: Essay Competition

Number of Scholarships: 3

Prize: the essay competition provides an opportunity for students in senior secondary schools in Nigeria to win prizes in the form of educational grants.

1st Prize – N1 million educational grant to study in any African university of his/her choice

2nd Prize – N750,000 educational grants

3rd Prize – N500,000 educational grants

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.

Three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from 12 finalists that will emerge from the first round of the competition.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria (competition is also held in Ghana and Senegal).

To be taken at (country): The top three winners of the competition win educational grants to study in any African university of their choice.

Offered annually? Yes

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

Sponsors: United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation.

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  1. Temilorun Akindele says:

    Please kindly release the Essay topic

  2. Yahim charity says:

    Good morning sir/ma, am a staff of princess Adeja International college Gboko, Benue state, and I want my student’s to participate, please publish your easy topic and deadline, or forward it to the school mail box.thanks

  3. Chigbu Progress Nnamdi says:

    Please I am chigbu progress. The one that said you should include the TOPIC of the essay for easier and better clarification. Notify me on follow up comments and posts by email. Thank you UBA.

  4. Chigbu Progress Nnamdi says:

    Please include the topic of the essay competition, for better or easier clarification. Thank you.

  5. Ashaolu Michael says:

    Good afternoon please, I want to be very sure if the essay topic would be sent to the school’s email or the applicants’ registered phone number.