UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2020

The corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc UBA Foundation, has commenced the 2020 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries.

Essay Topic: This year, the topic is “Do you think that the lock down during the Covid-19 pandemic was an essential measure in spite of the hardship it brought economically? What would you have done differently and why?”

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • Must be a Nigerian
  • Be a Secondary School student
  • Must submit essay

How much does UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Worth?

Winners of UBA Foundation competition receives cash prizes according to their postion.

1st Prize: N2,000,000 or its local currency equivalent towards university tuition/ fees
2nd Prize: N1,500,000 or its local currency equivalent towards university tuition/ fees
3rd Prize: N1,000,000 or its local currency equivalent towards university tuition/ fees

Application Deadline: 2nd October, 2020.

How to Apply:

  • 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.


OR Post to;
UBA Foundation
UBA House (15th Floor)
57, Marina
Lagos State

OR Drop-Off at any UBA Business Office in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation.


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About Award: Now in its 10th year, the essay competition, targeted at senior secondary school students in Nigeria is organised annually, as part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.

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Type of Award: Contest

Number of Scholarships: 3

Value of Award: The first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is a N2 million educational grant, while the second and third prizes are N1.5 million and N1m educational grants respectively.

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.

Following this, a second round of the competition will involve the 12 finalists who will write a second supervised essay from which three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from the 12 finalists emerged from the first round of the competition.

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