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Deadline Approaching! 2016 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition for Students in Nigeria



About 2016 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition for Nigeria

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has announced call for entries for the 2016 edition of its UBA Foundation National Essay Competition.

Deadline Approaching! 2016 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition for Students in Nigeria

Organized since 2011, the competition provides a competitive platform to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of senior secondary school students.

The students stand the chance of winning educational grants to help with their tuition in any African University of their choice. The National Essay Competition in Nigeria has produced 15 winners, some of which are studying in various universities across Africa.

Application Deadline

November 4th, 2016

Essay Topic

If you were in a position to help the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), what would you do?

Prizes

  • Winner – N1,000,000 or its local currency equivalent for tuition fees.
  • 1st runner-up – N750,000 or its local currency equivalent for tuition fees.
  • 2nd runner-up – N500,000 or its local currency equivalent for tuition fees.
  • All finalist will receive consolation prizes

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.

The top three winners of the competition win educational grants to study in any African university of their choice.

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.



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