2013 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition for Nigerian Students

Deadline: October 31, 2013

UBA Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2013 National Essay Competition for Secondary Schools in Nigeria. Students in secondary schools across the country are now invited to submit entries in the 2013 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition. The essay competition for secondary students is organized by UBA Foundation; the corporate social responsibility arm of UBA to encourage healthy and intellectual competition among secondary school students in Nigeria.


All senior secondary schools students across the country are eligible to participate in the competition.


The 3 best essayists will be selected as the overall winners from 12 finalists that will emerge from the first round of the competition. Prizes will be given in form of educational grants as follows:

  • First Prize – N1,000,000.00
  • Second Prize – N750,000.00
  • Third Prize N500,000.00

How to Participate

To participate in the competition, eligible senior secondary students are expected to send in handwritten entries on the topic ‘How Reading has Impacted my Knowledge’ to the UBA Foundation’s office in Lagos, Nigeria.

At the end of October, 2013 when entries close, four renowned Nigerian Professors will review the entries and select an initial shortlist of 12 for further assessment until the overall 3 best candidates emerge.

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