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Entries For 2015 UBA National Essay Competition Closes NOV 13

Posted: Nov 8, 2015 at 6:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

As entries continue to pour in from Senior secondary school students in Nigeria for participation in the UBA Foundation national essay competition, organisers of the event have announced that entry will close on November 13, 2015.

Ruling out the possibilities of an extension, the Managing Director/CEO of UBA Foundation, Ijeoma Aso, in a statement stated that response to the essay competition from students had been impressive.

She urged other students yet to submit their essays, to finalize such and submit, so as to stand the chance of winning any of the coveted prizes in aid of their academic pursuits.

Entries for the essay competition that opened on September 30, 2015 has it theme as, “What matters most to you in life and why.”

Aso explained that the competition was part of the Foundation’s initiative to promote creative and analytical thinking in senior secondary students in Nigeria and is a follow up on the Foundation’s Read Africa initiative.

She explained that the Foundation’s ‘Read Africa initiative’ was meant to promote reading culture among students through the reading and free distribution of Africa literary classics in secondary schools. The national essay competition is also held in Ghana and Senegal.

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 best essays for further assessment.

A second round of the competition will involve the 12 finalist who will write a second supervised essay from which three best essays will be selected.

“Three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from 12 finalists that will emerge from the first round of the competition.” Aso added. 

The top three winners of the competition win educational grants to study in any African university of their choice.