The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has commenced the 2023 edition of its National Essay Competition and they are calling for entries from secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.
The UBA National Essay Competition, targeted at senior secondary students in Nigeria, is organised annually, as part of the UBA Foundation’s education initiative which aims to promote the reading culture and encourage healthy and intellectual competition among secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.
This year’s topic for the UBA Essay Competition is “Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) take over Human Intelligence? What should students do to ensure AI doesn’t override but enhance their ability to learn through research?”
Selection Criteria And Eligibility
- 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
- 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 the 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.
How to Apply
Applicants must upload a scanned copy of their original birth certificates or international passport data page. They must also upload a handwritten essay (not more than 750 words) on the portal.
To Apply For The 2023 UBA Essay Competition, Visit the following link – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSck0LooQn5p2lrOadUQH9e7GW8RvOmObRF8LjEc3XQKoL8HNA/viewform
Application Closes on Friday, October 20th, 2023.