UBA National Essay Competition 2020


United Bank of Africa has open up an essay competition which is closing 2nd of October 2020.

Essay Topic:

Do you think that the lock down during the

Covid-19 pandemic was an essential measure in

spite of the hardship it brought economically?

What would you have done differently and why?"

We are so excited to announce the 10th edition of the #UBANEC. We are officially calling for entries for the #NEC2020 !!!! Tell your friends, students, children or wards to submit an essay. They could win a scholarship to University!!!

Only Nigerians are eligible to apply

About Award

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.

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

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.

Click here to apply

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


Number of Scholarships: 3


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