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UBA National Essay Competition 2023

UBA National Essay Competition 2023 application portal is finally open. All interested applicants should read this article carefully to find out more about the requirements and procedures for the application.

The application for the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition is currently ongoing. Interested and eligible applicant should visit the application portal to complete the application on or before the closing date.

If you have been waiting for the time this application will commence, then you should be happy to be informed that it has commenced on the 7th September, 2023 . To take advantage this rare opportunity, kindly read this article to the end to know more about the National Essay Competition.

In this article, you are going to be clarified on the following topics:

  • The National Essay Competition – UBA Foundation
  • Eligibility for the application
  • Criteria for selection
  • Things to be used for the application
  • How to apply
  • Prices to be won
  • Period of the application, and lots more

National Essay Competition – UBA Foundation

The National Essay Competition is UBA Foundation’s annual education initiative. It is aimed at promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.

Eligibility for the Application and Selection Criteria

To qualify for this competition, the applicant:

– 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

Eligible Country:


What are needed for the Application?

  • 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.

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.

Awards for UBA National Essay Competition Winners

At the end of all the assessments, competitors who emerges the first three winners shall be rewarded as follow:

  • The first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is a N5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) educational grant to any African University of their choice.
  • The second prize is N3,000,000 (Three Million Naira) educational grants to African Universities.
  • While the third prize is N2,500,000 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira) educational grant to any African University of choice.
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Topic for 2023 UBA National Essay Competition

The essay topic for the 2023 UBA National Essay Competition is:

“ASUU Strikes have often cost Nigerian students time. Advise the Nigerian government on how they can reach an agreement with ASUU to improve tertiary education in the country.”

How to Apply for UBA National Essay Competition

To participate in the 2023 UBA National Essay Competition, applicant must register online by clicking on the link below:

  • Once the portal opens, fill in the required entries
  • Upload all the necessary documents on the portal
  • After which, submit your application

Note: all incomplete and duplicate applications shall be disqualified automatically.

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Application Deadline

The last date for the application of the 2023 UBA National Essay Competition is Friday, October 14th, 2023. Late applications shall not be accepted.

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