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United Bank of Africa, UBA Essay Competition for secondary school students in Nigeria is now in its 10th year. The National Essay Competition, targeted at senior secondary students in Nigeria is organized annually, as part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.
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Pls where are we to submit the essay
Visit any nearest UBA branch closest to you or send it via post office to their postal address. Better still follow the application link in the post on OgaCEO
Sir, like how many pass-ports can I submit
Visit the nearest UBA branch to ask that.
Can we submit online
Are we to write it on an A4 paper or on a fullscape sheet?
Write it legibly on any kind of paper. Just ensure that it is well written and clear enough for anyone to read.
Sir, please from what class to what class is the competition
Secondary school students.
Pls is it possible to submit everything online or otherwise
It depends on whichever means that is convenient with you.
Sir, please when are we expected to submit the essay
As soon as you are done writing it.
We will try our best
Pls do we have to type it?
it clearly stated that it must be handwritten. So, the answer is NO!
How do I post on Oga ceo
Kindly send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, someone will attend to you. We look forward to sharing your articles.
But, sir is it bad creating email because I just created mine
You are expected to follow the guidelines please.
What topic are we to write about
Read the post again, the topic is written boldly and conspicuously.
Sir please when we submit are we going to travel or what like or is it in our various places we doing it
Entry submission details are already been listed in the post. Kindly take your time and go through it again.
Please sir if we get to the nearest branch what should we do
Just tell them you want to submit your entry for the 10 edition of The UBA National Essay Competition.
What is the topic on???
Kindly go through the post once again. The essay topic is written boldly and conspicuously.
Please can I submit my essay by snapping it and uploading it
Try as much as possible to ensure it is readable when doing that. Preferably you should upload as a PDF.
Good afternoon sir, am confused about something sir .
When i was going through the information and to fill the necessary form given i saw add file to an essay …….
And i was confused are we to submit it there or just to fill the form and submit sir.
You are to submit an handwritten essay via upload if you are using the UBA portal, however, I would suggest for writing your essay, scan it and save as a PDF then upload.
I want 2 enter 4 my child.
Sure. Just let him/her write the essay and guide him in the submission. Thanks!
Sir I thought UBA (United Bank of Africa) is a bank so what will they be during with students essay.
Well, I think the Bank is trying to encourage intellectual capacity by organizing this contest.
Can jss 2 student take part?
YES! The essay competition is for secondary school students from J.S. 1 through to S.S.3
Please I can’t find the registration form for Jr secondary
I don’t think there are any separate form for junior or senior secondary school students, just write your essay and send it to UBA, that is all.
Sir, please is there any registration form
Go through the post again, the guidelines are well stated.
Sir but on the apply button it is showing only Ss1 to Ss3
Wow. I guess, should that be the case, then, all senior secondary school students only.
Good evening sir, please sir what is the minimum and maximum of words that we should write.
I graduated from high school in 2013, and up till now I have not gained admission in to any higher institution. I’m even writing this year wassce because I have been failing mathematics. I’m now an old man, may I register?
Well, you are not a secondary school student at the moment. But you can visit the nearest UBA branch for more clarification.
Sir,are my to attache my details like address and all that to the essay or on another piece of paper entirely and would the details be summited alongside the essay?
It is better you arrange them in a way that will not be confusing or clumsy.
Wow Sir the essay is a little bit tricky we all have a lot to do
God helping you. I wish you Success and pray you win.
Are we to submit the entry submission details first? Before the Essay writing submission.
Submit every important information that is required of you.
Sir/MA, is it necessary to do it online
Whichever suits you more conveniently. Either you submit it via UBA website portal or visit their nearest branch.
Good evening…it is stated there that a National ID should be included. What if tge student don’t have one. What others means of identification can be used?
The only national i.d. a student can have is the international passport. You can reach out to the nearest UBA branch for more clarification in that regard.
Is the essay argumentative essy and what is the training meant for
The topic is explicit enough.
I don’t get
What is it that you don’t get?
Please sir can we both summit online and submit at the nearest UBA branch
That will make it double entry submission, and it will disqualify you! Submit through one medium.
I’m Grace, Sir can I still register now?
Can I still apply Sir?
Of course yes. The window is very much open for application submission.
The window is still open for a very long time. But hurry.
Please,wat am I going to do
Read the post again. All necessary information are there.
Please is it for Senior students only?
For secondary school students. That includes, J.S. 1 through to S.S.3
Can one apply days before submitting or does it have to be done together
Submitting your application includes the essay.
Am sorry but I don’t understand,is it for junior secondary students too?
Yes. Secondary school students in general.
Good morning sir, are we to write our full names, class and age?
Supply all the necessary information.
Sir are we going to write it in A4 papers
That looks more like a good idea. All the best.
Sir are we supposed to snap it and send it via email or is there another way
Are the prizes for the student’s schools or the students themselves?
The student gets the prize but the money cannot be converted into something else, it must be used for educational purpose only.
Please I can’t find the registration form for junior secondary
Please sir,the topic is in form of question and it has to sides(yes or no).
Are we to discuss both sides sufficiently or to pick the one that we understand best.
Do what you think is best that will give you an edge towards winning.
Good evening sir can I still enter the competition pls sir
Application closes in October I think, give it a shot!
Am not into any higher institution yet can i write also??
It is for students in secondary school. Thanks!
Sir, there is no entry or a way of registering.
Are you sure, read the post all over again.
Ppls how do they register
How do they register for this essay competition
Pls is there any other way we can submit it on net
You either submit it through UBA portal or go to their nearest branch office.
Can an sss3 student passing out put in for the competition?
If at the time of entry, you are no longer a secondary school student, then you are disqualified.
Sir is it junior or senior secondary school competition
For secondary school students.
Sir please, when we get to the nearest UBA close to us, what are we to do.
And please how can we register?
Tell them you want to enter for the UBA National Essay Competition 10th edition.
Is it for junior &senior secondary schools
Is it for junior and senior secondary school students
Can science students also partake in the competition?
Yes, for students in secondary school.
Sir, please when are we expected to submit the eesay
Am I to apply for the competition and submit at the same time
Lol, you apply for the competition by submitting an entry.
Pls, send us the portal we will be sending through
Go through the post again, all the details are there. Thanks
Can you have I’d when your not up to 18yrs and I don’t have international passport
I really do not get your question please?
Is it malpractice according to you to make it edited by someone else before submitting?
I can’t give a definite answer to that.
Sir please how are we supposed to submit it
How are we to send our essays
Please go through the post again. All details are there.
Sir, the application form State that we must submit the essay also at the same time
Sir please I don’t have international passport neither do I have national ID can I still apply?
Please note I am not a staff of UBA or a member of the screening committee, kindly go to the nearest UBA branch for detailed information on the submission modalities. Thank you and God bless!
Sir, are we writing the essay based on the country we are, or based on Africa?
Do as your discretion directs you. Just write in such a way that will put you at a very good advantage.
Sir pls can we also write saying that the lockdown is another important measures and explaining our reasons while still writing on other preventive measures
I sincerely apologize to the editor for some of the questions here! The post is clear enough! Why won’t we just read??? Mr Editor, You are a very tolerant and patient man!
God bless you for your kind words. I wish you success in life and career.
Sir, when I was going through the website u mentioned about national ID card am I allowed to submit passport ?
Please sir, the application form state only senior secondary school, I couldn’t find junior secondary there, what might be the problem?
1. Where in Abuja can we submit it?
2. Our details like name, phone number etc, should it be on the same paper as the essay is on or separately or on the envelope?
3. Aside from the already given title, can we come up with a title of our own?
Visit any UBA branch in Abuja. And no, you are to write on the given title.
Also, if we submit through the portal link, do we still have to send via post office?
No. That will make it multiple entries and you will be disqualified for that.
Sir I went through the website and u mentioned about national ID card what if I don’t have a national ID card can i come with a passport?
Sir please what are the details we need to attach to the essay?
Please when is the deadline
Go through the post again, all details are there. Thank you.
Please is the deadline Sept 11 or October 2nd?
Go through the post carefully once more. Thanks!
Sir, please is it for all secondary classes or is it for only senior secondary classes.
Secondary school students. Thanks
Can Junior Secondary join this competition.
sir please, I went to that place that the essay is supposed to be submitted, they wrote only senior secondary school 1,2and3 while I am in junior secondary school 2,what will I do plan?
Can a child taking gWAEC now take part in this since he or she with finish before October
Well, you can take your chances. I don’t think so though.
Can a child taking WAEC now take part in this since he or she will finish before October
Please are we to submit the information and the essay in the registration part that says “apply here” or we submit everything to a nearest UBA bank branch.
Sir we dont have national id card can we make use of our
Please how do we submit online
Can I write more than 750 words or it has to be exactly 750 words?
Why can’t one upload more than one entry Sir?
Are we to eemail or type and submit in a branch
If we are to send via the portal, can we type it in or do we have to send a picture of our handwritten work on the portal?
Pls I have summited my essay
Sir/ma should i put my name and other information on the script or should i put it on another paper then clip it
In the application online, there is no option of junior secondary students, only senior.
Sir please which website can I use to register with
Sorry, but i think application is now closed. Thanks
Please if I don’t have a national I’d card and international passport can I just replace it with a passport
sir when I went to the bank today to submit the essay they told me that They did not know about the essay what Should i do sir
How do you take down an already submitted essay if you realise it needs editing . Or can I simply upload the edited one and indicate that the first is cancelled.
Application has since closed since 2nd of October, Thanks
Wow. Maybe you should have applied online.
Pls how do I know that my submission went through. The page just went blank after clicking the submit. button.
You will get a feedback from UBA. thanks
Good evening sir,there is no option to include our age when trying to fill the form online. Also, I edited my response but I couldn’t delete the previously uploaded pages so I added new pages. I hope the duplication doesn’t matter
pls how are we supposed to check the results
pls how are we supposed to see the results
Sir please this feedback that you’re talking about. If it comes, where will it appear to, is it our Gmail address or is there any website that we will see the feedback in?
PleaseI want to know the latest about the uba essay since I applied for the first round.
Pls when are we expecting the result
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