Tuesday, September 24, 2013

UBA Foundation calls for entries from SSS students into their National Essay Competition 2013

The UBA Foundation has called for entries from senior secondary school students across the country for the 2013 national essay Competition. The essay competition is one of the corporate social responsibility of UBA aimed at encouraging healthy competition among secondary school students. The MD/CEO, UBA Foundation, Ms Ijeoma Aso, announced this on thursday at the Bank's head office in lagos. She said that all senior secondary schools students across the country are eligible to participate in the competition. “The 3 best essayists are selected as the overall winners from 12 finalists that will emerge from the first round of the competition.  The first, second and third prize winners will receive N1,000,000.00, N750,000.00 and N500,000.00 in educational grants respectively” she stated.
                                                                                                                                                                To participate in the competition, eligible senior secondary students are expected to send in handwritten entries on the topic ‘How Reading has Impacted my Knowledge’ to the UBA Foundation’s office in Lagos (
UBA House, 57 Marina, P.O. Box 2406, Lagos, Nigeria). At the end of October, 2013 when entries close, four renowned Nigerian Professors will review the entries and select an initial shortlist of 12 for further assessment until the overall 3 best candidates emerge.

Representative of the judges’ panel and HOD, Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Professor Ralph Akinfeleye noted that the Essay competition demonstrates UBA Plc’s commitment to development of Nigeria’s educational sector. He revealed that the students would be judged on content, organization and mechanical accuracy and urged the students to address the topic of the essay, instead of writing on other subject matters.  “The marking process is a comprehensive and rigorous process that reflects transparency. We are as careful as we are painstaking in our collective assessment of the candidates” he said.

As a the Corporate Social Responsibility platform for the UBA Group, UBA Foundation embodies the Group’s CSR objectives and seeks to impact positively on the society through a number of laudable projects and initiatives..

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