UBA Foundation 2016 International Essay Competition for Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal


UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, in a bid to promote creative and analytical thinking in senior secondary students in Nigeria has announced the opening of entries for the 2015 edition of its annual National Essay Competition for all secondary schools.

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

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.

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

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.

Application Deadline: 4th November, 2016.

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