2020 UBA National Essay Competition For Secondary School Students in Ghana

UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, announces the commencement of the 2020 edition of the National Essay Competition (NEC) for senior secondary school students in Ghana. 

The NEC provides a competitive platform to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of senior secondary school students in Ghana.

Winners get educational grants to study in any African University of their choice.

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  • Applicants should upload the scanned copy of their handwritten essay of not more than seven hundred and fifty words (750 words MAX) on the topic and send essay entries to UBA Foundation, United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd, Heritage Tower, PMB 29 Ministries-Accra, Ghana or click the button below. 
  • You can also deliver your essay application to a UBA branch near you.
  • Applicants must submit their complete contact information (name & address of school, telephone number, residential and email addresses).
  • Applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or international passport data pages.
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  • 1st Prize: $5,000
  • 2nd Prize: $3,000
  • 3rd Prize: $2,000

(Or it’s local currency equivalent towards tuition/fees in any University in Africa)


Entries close on Friday 30th November 2020

  • Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must be Senior High School students schooling in Ghana.
  • The educational grant is only applicable to applications who intend to study in an African University.
  • The decision of the judge is final.

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Method of Application

Kindly click on the list below and fill this form thereafter which you will submit as soon as you’re done. 

Ensure you complete every required field.

Deadline: November 30, 2020

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