The winners come out of the UBA essay competition
The UBA Foundation, a branch of United Bank for Africa Plc, has unveiled the winners of its 11th annual National Essay Competition.
During the grand finale, which was attended by students, staff and parents from UBA Headquarters in Lagos, Esther Eziaku, a student at His Grace High School in Enugu State, became the big winner with the best try.
The second prize was won by Nduka Chukwuemeka of the Oxford International School, Abia State, who won an education scholarship of N2.5 million and a laptop computer; while N2m’s third prize and a brand new laptop went to Hajarat Abdulwahab from Addy Basic School, Kano.
The other nine finalists also received brand new laptops and consolation prizes, including books and other learning materials.
The bank said Eziaku beat 11 other shortlisted finalists from more than 7,000 nominations received digitally by the UBA Foundation from Upper Secondary School Students in Nigeria.
Eziaku won an N3m educational scholarship to study at any African university of his choice, a brand new laptop and many other teaching aids from the UBA Foundation.
She would be supported throughout her educational career and beyond through constant mentoring from the UBA Foundation.
UBA Managing Director / CEO Mr. Kennedy Uzoka said UBA has touched lives and made a solid impact through the UBA Foundation.
He added that the annual competition produced hundreds of winners, some of whom had long graduated from high schools and made an impact in their communities.
âAs we did last year, we further increased prices to match the rising cost of living. Over the years we have been assured that we are doing something very unique and truly African, and that is why the initiative is aimed at those who wish to study in Africa, because we are proud of our continent â, a he declared.
UBA Foundation CEO / CEO Bola Atta congratulated the winners and congratulated them on their exceptional brilliance.
She said: âEvery student who has submitted an entry is a winner. Having confidence in your writing skills and being ambitious enough to enter a competition to further improve your educational background is commendable.
âFor those who did not win, I would say that we should not be discouraged. Take it as a challenge to hone your writing skills and enter the contest again next year.
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