Apply For UBA National Essay Competition Entries open on Wednesday, 7th September 2022, and close Friday, 14th October 2022. Apply Now


UBA National Essay Competition

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: Candidate,

– Must be a secondary school student

– Must submit a scanned copy of your handwritten essay (750 words MAX)

– Must submit a passport photograph

– Must submit a copy of a birth certificate, National ID or Passport


How to Apply

Applicant must submit their valid contact information (Name, Age, School, Address of school, Telephone Number, Residential Address, and Email Address).

Applicants must upload a scanned copy of their original birth certificates or international passport data page.

Applicants must upload a handwritten essay on the portal.



Application Deadline: Friday, October 14th, 2022

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 assessment

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 N5 million educational grant to any African University of their choice, while the second and third prizes are N3 million and N2.5 million in educational grants to African Universities, respectively


Please note that all incomplete and/or duplicate entries will be disqualified

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