Now in its 12th edition, the UBA National Essay Competition, targeted at senior secondary students in Nigeria, is organized annually as part of the UBA Foundation’s education initiative.
The essay competition promotes the reading culture and encourages healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.
|UBA Essay Competition||Information|
|Scholarship Sponsor||UBA Foundation’s Education Initiative|
|Scholarship Type||Educational Grant|
|Scholarship Worth||₦11.5 million|
|Number of Awards||3|
|Study Level||Secondary School|
|Start Date||September 7th 2022|
|Application Deadline||Friday, October 14th 2022|
- Must 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
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, the second round of the competition will involve the 12 finalists who will write a second supervised essay.
The three best essays will be selected as the winners from the 12 finalists who emerged from the first round of the competition.
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- Winner: N5 million educational grant to any African University of their choice.
- 1st Runner-up: N3 million educational grants to any African University.
- 2nd runner-up: N2.5 million educational grants to any African University.
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.
- Applicants must upload a handwritten essay on the portal
Entries for the UBA National Essay Competition open on Wednesday, September 7th 2022, and close Friday, October 14th 2022.
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