United Bank For Africa (UBA) National Essay Competition 2020 Edition

National Essay Competition 2020

United Bank For Africa, UBA National Essay Competition 2020 Edition is currently ongoing. The total amount of grant available for winners is 6million naria only. The competition is for Senior Secondary School Students in Nigeria only.


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About UBA National Essay Competition

The program is a yearly one and now in its 10th year, the National Essay Competition targeted at senior secondary students in Nigeria is organized annually, as part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.

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Eligibility and Requirements

  • Be a Secondary School Student
  • Must submit a handwritten essay (750 words MAX)
  • Must submit a passport photograph
  • Must submit a copy of a birth certificate, National ID or passport

Selection procedure:

  • Entries received 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 essays for further assessement.
  • Following this, a second round of 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

How to Apply:

  • Applicant must submit their completed contact information (Name, Age, School, Address of school, Telephone Number, Residential Address and Email Address).
  • Applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or international passport data page.


or Post to

UBA Foundation

UBA House (15th Floor)

57, Marina

Lagos State

or Drop-Off at any UBA Business Office in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation.


The first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is a N2.5 million educational grant,while the second and third prizes are N2 million and N1.5 million in educational grants respectively.

Number of Scholarships: 3

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