UBA National Essay Competition 2020 for Senior Secondary Students (N2.5 Million Educational Grant for Winner)

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has commenced the 2020 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries.

About the Award:

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.


October 2nd, 2020

Essay 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?”


  • 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

Selection procedure:

  • 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 assessement.
  • Following this, a 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.


The first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is a N2.5 million educational grant, while the second and third prizes are N2 million and N1.5 million in educational grants respectively.

Number of ScholarshipsApplication for 2020 NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship: 3


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  1. Akinnibosun Jeremiah
    September 30, 2020

    This is a transformational competition and should be continued.

  2. Ebubechukwu emmanuel
    October 5, 2020

    It is a venue competition and must be supported by schools.

  3. October 20, 2020

    Pls when are the result going to come out?

  4. ali purity
    November 13, 2020

    nice one

  5. Ibejekwe wisdom chukwukadibia
    November 20, 2020

    God Almighty bless you uba for this wonderful opportunity .for this what life is all about showing love to the needy

  6. Sogunwa Deborah
    November 20, 2020

    I am anxious to hear the result.please when will it be out?

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