UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2017- Apply Now

UBA foundation cordially invites suitably qualified and interested Senior Secondary School Students of Nigeria to apply for the 2017 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition.


All about the UBA Foundation Competition

The UBA Foundation Competition is an annually event that began since 2011 with students challenged to write on different engaging topics to test their writing and cognitive skills.

This 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.


  • Applicants must be senior secondary school students
  • Applicants must be a citizen of Nigeria.

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Topic of easy to write on

Choose or 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


How to apply

Any Interested and qualified candidate should send their handwritten essay 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 nationwide (Nigeria) for onward delivery to UBA Foundation.

UBA Foundation Competition Prizes

  • 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 should take note of these

  • Applicants are to submit their complete contact information like names,  Name of school and address, telephone numbers, residential and  a valid email addresses
  • Applicants are to 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.
  • Only the decision of the judges will be used.
  • The terms and conditions guiding the competition shall apply to Winners.
  • Winners get educational grants to study in any African University of their choice.
  • UBA Foundation will not be responsible for any liabilities and losses resulting from participation


All application should be submitted on or before 27th October, 2017.

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