At the media launch which took place at UBA headquarters in Lagos, the call for entries was announced today. Bola Atta, said the essay competition, which is in its ninth edition, will provide an opportunity for students in secondary schools across the country to put in their entries and to win prizes in the form of educational grants to study in any university of their choice on the African continent. It is also our way of giving back to the society. The competition is a key aspect of our investment drive in human capital, as we seek to improve knowledge base, allow students to express themselves and write creatively.
UBA Foundation National Essay Competition (2019/2020) is out
UBA Foundation Essay Competition for Nigerian Students | After School Africa
Taking into consideration the effects the COVID pandemic has had on lives and incomes across board, the UBA Foundation has also increased the prize money for the edition of the NEC by 33 per cent as the first prize winner will get an educational grant of N2. The second and third prize winners will now receive N2m and N1. The Chief Executive Officer, UBA Foundation, Bola Atta, stated that with the newly introduced digital submission portal, more students in secondary schools across the country will have the opportunity to scan and send in their entries and compete to win educational grants for study at any university of their choice on the African continent. This year, we thought hard about how to ease the pains that everyone is feeling. Students have not been able to go to school and there has been a lot of anxiety in families trying to ensure that educational gaps do not emerge. It is imperative for us at the UBA Foundation that our impact programmes do not wane. What would you have done differently and why?
UBA Foundation 2019 National Essay Competition
This is to help ease the anxiety in most families who are trying to ensure that educational gaps do not emerge as a result of the COVID Pandemic. The competition aims of boosting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa. For this year, the competition has been organized in such a way that participants will have ease of access. They can participate from the comfort of their homes through the introduction of a digital submission portal. So, if you are a secondary school student and you are intelligent this is your opportunity.
Entries received from students 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. For more information, visit UBA Essay. Opportunity Desk is the one stop place for all global opportunities. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - opportunitydesk.