UBA National Essay Competition

UBA National Essay Competition is open for application. 

About the UBA National Essay Competition:

Now in its 11th edition, 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.

UBA Essay Topic:

What is the role of technology in educating the African youth ?

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

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

UBA Essay Competition 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 assessment.

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.

Value of the UBA Essay Competition:

The first prize for the UBA National Essay 

Competition is a N3 million educational grant,

while the second and third prizes are N2.5 million

and N2 million in educational grants to any African University of their choice.

How to Apply for the UBA Essay Competition:

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.

UBA Essay Competition Application Deadline:

October 29th, 2021

Apply Here


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