United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation National Essay Competition 2021 | N7.5m in Prizes

UBA Foundation is now accepting entries from Senior Secondary school students in Nigeria for its 2021 National Essay Competition. The deadline for submission of entries for the UBA Essay Competition is November 12, 2021.

UBA Essay Competition

UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, announces the commencement of the 2021 edition of the National Essay Competition (NEC) for senior secondary school students in Nigeria. Now in its 11th year, the National Essay Competition provides a competitive platform to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of senior secondary school students in Nigeria. Winners get educational grants to study in any African University of their choice.

UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Topic: What is the Role of Technology in Educating the African Youth?

UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Eligibility


  • Must be in senior secondary school
  • 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 Foundation National Essay Competition Prizes

  • 1st prize winner: N3,000,000 in education grant to any African University
  • 2nd prize winner: N2,500,000 in education grant to any African University
  • 3rd prize winner: N2,000,000 in education grant to any African University

UBA Foundation National 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, the second round of competition will involve the 12 finalists who will write a second superior essay from which the three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from the 12 finalists.

How to Enter 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.

Apply Online Official Link

Note: All incomplete and/or duplicate entries will be disqualified.

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