UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2020 | N6m in Prizes

UBA Essay Competition 2020: United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation is now accepting entries from Senior Secondary school students in Nigeria for its 2020 National Essay Competition. The deadline for submission of entries for the UBA Essay Competition is 2nd October, 2020.

UBA Essay Competition 2020

UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, announces the commencement of the 2020 edition of the National Essay Competition (NEC) for senior secondary school students in Nigeria.

CHECK ALSO: NANS Essay Competition 2020 for Secondary School Students.

Now in its 10th 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.

Essay Competition 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?”


  • Be a Secondary School Student
  • Must submit a handwritten essay
  • Must submit a passport photograph
  • Must submit a copy of a birth certificate, National ID or passport

Judge: The panel of judges are made up of Professors from reputable Nigerian Universities

UBA Foundation National Essay Competition Prizes:

  • First Prize: N2.5 million educational grant.
  • Second Prize: N2 million educational grant.
  • Third Prize: N1.5 million educational grant.

Selection Procedure:

  • Stage One: Entries received for the completion 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.
  • Stage Two: Another competition will be organized for the 12 finalists. The best 3 will be selected.

How to Enter UBA Essay Competition.

Interested and qualified candidates 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.


Post to:
UBA Foundation,
UBA House (15th Floor),
57, Marina – Lagos State.


Drop-Off at any UBA Business Office in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation.

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Godday Amachree

Please when will the results be released and on what platform will it be announced? Thank you.

Owoicho charity

Please can a waec student an ss3 apply for the essay competition organized by the stanbic bank

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