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Thursday, 8 October 2015

2015 UBA FOUNDATION NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION FOR SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has announced the opening of entries for the 2015 edition of its annual National Essay Competition.

ESSAY TOPIC “What matters most to you in life and why”

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has announced the opening of entries for the 2015 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.

PRIZES

Ist Prize: N1 Million Educational grant for the winner to study in any African university of his or her choice.
2nd Prize: N750,000 Educational grant.
3rd Prize: N500,000 Educational grant.

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.

A second round of the competition will involve the 12 finalist who will write a second supervised essay from which three best essays will be selected.

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

ENTRIES SUBMISSION
Entries should be sent to:
UBA Foundation,
Marketing & Corporate Relations Division,
United Bank for Africa Plc | UBA House (3rd FLoor),
57 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria.

Deadline for Submission is on November 13th, 2015.

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