Students in secondary schools across the country have been invited to submit entries in the 2013 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition.
The essay competition for secondary students is organized by UBA Foundation; the corporate social responsibility arm of UBA to encourage healthy and intellectual competition among secondary school students in Nigeria.
All senior secondary schools students across the country are eligible to participate in the competition. The 3 best essayists are selected as the overall winners from 12 finalists that will emerge from the first round of the competition.
The first, second and third prize winners will receive N1,000,000.00, N750,000.00 and N500,000.00 in educational grants respectively
The Essay competition is meant to complement UBA Foundation’s ‘Read Africa Initiative’ which is also part of the Foundation’s efforts in arresting the falling standard of education on the continent.
To participate in the competition, eligible senior secondary students are expected to send in handwritten entries on the topic:
‘How Reading has Impacted my Knowledge’
to the UBA Foundation’s office in Lagos ( UBA House, 57 Marina, P.O. Box 2406, Lagos, Nigeria.)
At the end of October, 2013 when entries close, four renowned Nigerian Professors will review the entries and select an initial shortlist of 12 for further assessment until the overall 3 best candidates emerge.
Entries close by November 1, 2013 and no late entry will be accepted.