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United Bank for Africa (UBA) National Essay Competition 2022 | N10.5m Grant

UBA Foundation is now accepting entries from Senior Secondary school students in Nigeria for its 2022 National Essay Competition. Winners get educational grants to study in any African University of their choice. Entries open on Wednesday, 7th September 2022,

UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, announces the commencement of the 2022 edition of the National Essay Competition (NEC) for senior secondary school students in Nigeria. Now in its 12th year, the National Essay Competition provides a competitive platform to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of senior secondary school students in Nigeria.

The 2022 Essay topic is “ASUU Strikes have often cost Nigerian students time. Advise the Nigerian government on how they can reach an agreement with ASUU to improve tertiary education in the country.”

UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Eligibility


– Must be in senior secondary school

– Must submit a handwritten essay (750 words MAX)

– Must submit a passport photograph

– Must submit a copy of a birth certificate, National ID, or Passport.

UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Selection Procedure

First Round: 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 essays for further assessment.

Second Round: The second round of the competition will involve the 12 finalists who will write a second superior essay from which the three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from the 12 finalists.

UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Prizes

– First Prize: N5 million educational grant to any African University of the winner’s choice;

– Second prize: N3 million in educational grants to any African University of choice;

– Third Prize: N2.5 million in educational grants to any African University of choice.

How to Enter UBA Essay Competition

– Applicant must submit their completed contact information (Name, Age, School, Address of school, Telephone Number, Residential Address and Email Address).

– Applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or international passport data page.

– Applicants can visit UBA Essay Competition page for more details.

– Qualified applicants are to visit this link to submit their credentials and essay.

Note: All incomplete and/or duplicate entries will be disqualified.

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Deadline for UBA Essay Competition Application

The deadline for submission of entries for the UBA Essay Competition is October 14, 2022.

A. A. Badmus

A. A. Badmus is a seasoned Educational Consultant that assist students in processing admission into schools in India and Nigeria. Currently studying Nursing at OAU Ile-Ife and passionate about serving accurate and timely information to admission seekers as well as students at large. I write about Education, Tech and Health.

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