National Essay Competition 2023

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

The National Essay Competition, targeted at senior secondary students in Nigeria is organised 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 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 three best overall winners 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.


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