UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, announces the commencement of the 2019 edition of the National Essay Competition (NEC) for senior secondary school students in Nigeria. The NEC provides a competitive platform to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of senior secondary school students in Nigeria. Winners get educational grants to study in any African University of their choice.

1st Prize

N2,000,000

or it’s local currency equivalent towards tuition/fees in any University in Africa

2nd Prize

N1,500,000

or it’s local currency equivalent towards tuition/fees in any University in Africa

3rd Prize

N1,000,000

or it’s local currency equivalent towards tuition/fees in any University in Africa

The rules/Procedure:

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

Applicants must be senior secondary school living in Nigeria.

Applicants should send in handwritten essay entries of not more than 750 words on the competition topic.

Applicants must submit their complete contact information (school name and address,residential address, phone number and email address)

The educational grant is only applicable to students who intend to study in an African University.

The decision of the judge is final

Late entries will not be accepted

General information

JUDGES

The Panel of Judges is made up of professors from reputable Nigerian Universities

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO:

Any UBA business office closest to you OR to UBA Foundation, UBA House, 57 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria on or before:

4th Nov, 2019

About UBA Foundation

United Bank for Africa (UBA) PLC, Africa’s global bank, is committed to being a socially responsible company and role model for all businesses in Africa. As the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the UBA Group, UBA Foundation is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Education, Environment, Economic Empowerment and Special Projects.