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UBA Foundation set to conduct for essay competition


LAGOS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 – UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has called for entries for the 2017 edition of its annual UBA Foundation National Essay Competition.

The essay competition for senior secondary school students is organised as part of UBA Foundation’s Education initiative to promote reading culture and encourage healthy and intellectual competition among secondary school students.

Chief Executive Officer of UBA Foundation Mrs. Bola Atta said the essay competition is open to all senior secondary schools students across the country.

According to her, the first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is a N1 million educational grant for the winner to study in any African university of his or her choice while the second and third prizes are N750,000 and N500,000 educational grants respectively.

She explained that entries received from students for the competition would 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.

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. “Three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from 12 finalists that will emerge from the first round of the competition” she noted.