The Corporate Social Responsibility,(CSR), arm of the United Bank for Africa,(UBA) has announced the commencement of the 2013 edition of the National Essay Competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria.
Winners will get educational grants to study in any African university of their choice.
According to the announcement by the bank, the winner will get N1million. The first runners-up will go away with N750,000 while the second runners-up takes N50,000 all in the local currency equivalent towards university tuition/fees and a laptop. Consolation prizes will be given to the finalists.
The essay competition titled:‘How reading has impacted my knowledge’is a follow up of the Read Africa Initiative of the Foundation which involves giving out literature books to secondary school students to help rekindle the reading culture amongst the youth in Africa.
To enter for the competition, applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or photocopies of international passport data page. It is open to students of senior secondary schools in Nigeria.
Handwritten essay of not more than 750 words on the competition topic should be submitted along with their complete contact information, (school name&address, residential address, phone number and email address).
All entries should be sent latest before November 1 to the UBA Foundation, UBA House, 3rd Floor, 57 Marina, Lagos–Nigeria.
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