How to Apply for the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2017-2018

UBA Foundation Essay competition 2017-2018: The annual UBA Foundation national essay competition for 2017 has commenced across the country for secondary school students. This will be a great opportunity for serious minded secondary school students to show case their talents in writing as award will be presented to each winner in the various categories. How do you start your application and how do you write the essay, please read below.


               UBA ESSAY 2017

Please follow the instructions here below as how to apply for the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition for 2017.
UBA Foundation, the CRS arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, invites applications from Senior Secondary school students in Nigeria for:
Title: UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2017

Summary of the UBA Essay Competition
please know that the competition which is a follow up on the Foundation’s Read Africa Initiative, 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. The completion has been held annually since 2011 with students challenged to write on different engaging topics to test their writing and cognitive skills.

Essay Topic
Select a popular new technology or application and write an instruction manual for your grandparents on how to use it, and how to get the most value out of it

UBA ESSAY COMPETITION 2017: Prizes to Be Won
• Winner: N1,000,000 or its local currency equivalent for tuition fees
• 1st Runner-Up: N750,000 or its local currency equivalent for tuition fees
• 2nd Runner-Up: N500,000 or its local currency equivalent for tuition fees
• Consolation prizes will be given to the finalist

• Applicants must be senior secondary school students schooling in Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
27th October, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their handwritten essay entries of not more than 750 words on selected topic to:

UBA Foundation,
UBA House (15th Floor),
57 Marina,
Lagos State.
Applications can also be sent to any UBA Office in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation.
please Note
• Applicants must submit their complete contact information (names& school address, telephone numbers, residential and email addresses).
• Applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or international passport data pages.
• The educational grant is only applicable to applicants who intend to study in an African University.
• The decision of the judges is final.
• The terms and conditions guiding the competition shall apply to Winners. UBA Foundation will not be responsible for any liabilities and losses resulting from participation
All contestants who submitted application will be contacted if successful.

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