UBA Senegal 2019 National Essay Competition (NEC)
The UBA Foundation organized this Monday, February 24, in the bank’s premises in Mermoz, the traditional award ceremony for the 12 finalists and the 2 schools which presented more candidates for the annual national essay competition.
Education and environment: two important sectors in which, in addition to its banking activities, the United Bank for Africa is participating in the development of the African continent. Indeed, for six years, the banking group has organized an annual national essay competition with the aim of investing in excellence and promoting the culture of reading among young people, through a program entitled “Read Africa” or ” reading Africa ”.
This year, the National Essay Competion (NEC), translated as National Dissertation Competition, saw the participation “of more than 2000 students from all over Senegal in the pre-selection.
For this sixth edition, the 12 laureates each received a computer and a certificate of participation while the winner of the 1st prize Mamadou Doucouré from the Prytanee Militaire of Saint-Louis, benefited from 2,500,000,000 CFA francs, the winner of the 2nd prize , Prytanee Militaire de Saint-Louis gets by with 2 million Cfa while the third winner of the Lycée Galandou de Diouf gets 1 million 500 thousand Cfa francs.
In addition to the prizes for the students, the Uba banking group brought a major innovation this year through an endowment of material worth 1,000,000 CFA francs for each of the two establishments: Lycée Lamine Gueye and Lycée Seydina Issa Rokhou Laye who presented more candidates for the competition.
According to Mr. Samb, Company Secretary and Legal Director who presided over the ceremony on behalf of the Director General, indicated that “this competition is an opportunity for the Pan-African banking group to demonstrate its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), by granting scholarships to first three contest winners. “To date, 15 students have benefited from a grant for renowned African universities”, through the UBA Foundation.
A competition now eagerly awaited in the school environment by both students and educational institutions.
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