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.
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 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.
or Post to
UBA House (15th Floor)
Lagos State or Drop-Off at any UBA Business Office in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation.
first prize for the UBA National Essay
Competition is N2.5 million educational grant,
while the second and third prizes are N2 million
and N1.5 million in educational grants