UBA National Essay Competition, 2023

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The National Essay Competition, targeted at senior secondary students in Nigeria, is organised annually, as part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which aims to promote the reading culture and encourage healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.

Essay Topic:


UBA National Essay Competition, 2023

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?


Eligible Countries



Selection Criteria and Eligibility


Must be in Senior Secondary school

Must submit a handwritten essay (750 words MAX)

Must submit a passport photograph

Must submit a scanned copy of a means of identification (birth certificate, National ID, or passport)


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


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.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 20th, 2023



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