The United Bank of Africa (UBA) has made opened the UBA Plc Essay Competition 2020 – N6Million Grant For Your Child. This essay competition is targeted at senior secondary school students in Nigeria. The UBA Foundation initiative is for promoting the reading culture and encourage healthy and intellectual competition among secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.
UBA Plc Essay Competition 2020 – N6Million Grant For Your Child
United Bank for Africa (UBA) PLC, Africa global bank is a socially responsible company and role model for all businesses in Africa. After establishing the UBA Foundation, it got committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates. This is focused on developing the area of education in students, environment, economic empowerment, and other special projects. The UBA Foundation was established and incorporated in January 2004.
The UBA Plc Essay Competition 2020 – N6Million Grant For Your Child runs each year, and now in this 10th year, the National Essay Competition is for senior secondary school students in Nigeria. This programme is a part of the UBA Foundation’s Education initiative which is for promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition among secondary school candidates in Nigeria and across Africa.
Let’s check out for more details about this scholarship programme.
Here is the 2020 Essay Competition topic;
“Do you think that the lockdown 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?”.
Number of Awards
Here are the number of awards for the winners of the competition. The first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is an N2.5 million educational grant, the second prize is N2 million, and the third prize grant is N1.5 million in educational grants respectively.
The Number of Scholarships
There are 3 scholarships available to 3 participants.
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
To be eligible for the UBA Plc Essay Competition 2020 – N6Million Grant For Your Child, there are some eligibility requirements you must meet. Here are the eligibility requirements for the students:
- Applicants must be a secondary school student.
- Candidates must submit a handwritten essay (750 words at maximum).
- The students are to submit a passport photograph.
- And also, students must submit a copy of a birth certificate, National ID, or passport.
After your application, here is the process through which the selection of candidates takes place:
- The entries received for the competition will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges made up of professors from reputable Nigerian Universities, which will then shortlist 12 essays for further assessment.
- After this, the second round of competition will involve the 12 finalists who will write a second supervised essay from which the judges will select the three best essays as the overall winners from the 12 finalists emerged from the first round of the competition.
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Now, for the application method, you should carefully follow the below steps to get applied for the competition programme:
- The secondary school students must submit their completed contract information which includes: Name, age, school, address of the school, telephone number, residential address, and email address.
- Applicants must also attach photocopies of their original birth certificate or international passport data page.
How to Apply
Follow the below procedure to apply now for the essay competition:
- Launch a web browser.
- Enter the URL https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpJNM3pTbYrCwKdxTJfvImJoS2TzM3Gso6lc1tDbsMkpSxwg/viewform.
- Fill in your first name, last name, date of birth, grade/class, email address (parent or guardian), address, phone number, name of the school, school address, and phone number.
- Attach your passport photograph, copy of the birth certificate or passport data, and page, essay.
- Write an additional comment.
- And click on Submit.
Or you can post to;
UBA House (15th Floor)
Or Drop-off at any UBA Business Office located in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation.
Submit your entry and judges will get a review of it. You will be receive a notification if you are among the first 12 students for the essay competition.
You should apply now to get a chance of earning the grant. The deadline for the competition programme is on the 2nd of October, 2020. So, ensure you APPLY NOW.
Official Website: Here is the official URL for the UBA Plc Essay Competition 2020 – N6Million Grant For Your Child; https://www.ubagroup.com/national-essay-competition/.