National Essay Competition 2022

Entries open on Wednesday, 7th September 2022, and close Friday, 28th October 2022.


1st Runner-up (1)
2nd Runner-up (1)

About Award

The National Essay Competition, targeted at senior secondary students in Nigeria, is organised annually, as part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which aims to promote the reading culture and encourage healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa

Essay Topic:

"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."

Eligible Countries

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Friday, October 28th, 2022

NEC 12 Finalists

Princess Sholaboni

Age: 15

Value Spring College, Lagos

Oton Usungobong Paul

Age: 15

Federal Government Girls College, Ikot Ibio Itong, Akwa Ibom

Sharon Nwajiaku

Age: 15

Ota Total Academy, Ogun State

Grace Nsed Ndoma

Age: 15

West Africa People’s Institute, Calabar, Cross River

Success Eghosa

Age: 16

Lydia Group of Schools, Benin City, Edo State

Blessing Ibia Effiong

Age: 12

Nigeria Christian Institute, Uyo, Akwa Ibom

Favour Innocent

Age: 15

Bright Excellent Academy, Enugu

Zainab Bello

Age: 16

Demonstration Secondary School, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Maryam Jibril Yola

Age: 15

Addy Basic School,
Rimim Gata, Kano

Udon Daniel Israel

Age: 14

Nigerian Christian Institute, Uyo, Akwa Ibom

Sarah Somtochukwu Ani

Age: 17

Federal Government College, Enugu

Rhoda Bukar Sugy-Amba

Age: 14

Deeper Life High School, Nasarawa State

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