Uba national essay competition 2023 (Call for Submissions.)

Uba national essay competition 2023 registration

Uba national essay competition 2023

Hello there, dear student! I’d like to introduce you to the UBA National Essay Competition. This fantastic annual event is specifically designed for senior secondary students across Nigeria. It’s all part of UBA Foundation’s dedication to education, with a goal to foster a love for reading and stimulate healthy intellectual competition among secondary school students in Nigeria and throughout Africa.

UBA National Essay Competition 2023 topic

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?

Now, let’s talk about how you can get involved:


Eligibility /Qualifications

You must be a secondary school student, from any senior secondary school in Nigeria.

You must be a Nigerian (student) residing and schooling in Nigeria as well.

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

Must submit a passport photograph.

How to apply?
  • Your essay should be handwritten and not exceed 750 words.
  • Provide a passport photograph.

Submit a copy of your birth certificate, National ID, or Passport.


Selection Process:

Your essays will be meticulously reviewed by a panel of esteemed professors from reputable Nigerian universities. They’ll select the top 12 essays for further evaluation.

Next, those 12 finalists will face a second round of competition. They’ll write another essay under supervision, and from these, the three best essays will be chosen as the overall winners of the competition.


The grand prize is a remarkable N5 million educational grant that can be used at any African university of your choice.

The second and third prizes are N3 million and N2.5 million in educational grants, respectively, for African universities.

One important thing to remember: Incomplete or duplicate entries will be disqualified. Be sure to write your full name on your handwritten essay before uploading it.

UBA Essay Competition 2023 deadline

At the time of publishing this post, you still have a month plus to submit your Application, the Deadline is Friday, October 20th, 2023

How do you get the first price

Please take note, that the competition priotize, 1st 2nd and 3rd winners respectively and if  eventually at the announce of results fall into any of the above, you have nothing to loose

1st position: (WINNER) takes home 5,000,000(Five million Naira only)Uba national essay competition 2023

2nd runner up:

3,000,000 (Three Million Naira only)

3rd place 2,500,000.(Two million and five hundred thousand Naira only)

So how do you get the first price or even win at all, perhaps fall in the 2nd or even third position,

1: Read through this post carefully, as to help understand clearly, what this is all about

2: Follow all instructions, (make sure to submit all documents in the right format and the right source.

3:Consider the topic: 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?

The topic is quite an amazing one, why because we no doubt in a time where Ai is becoming the main stream, ai can do almost anything, from doing complex mathematics, to writing, research and even taking human roles and jobs, and if fully allowed, without strategic restrictions in our secondary, schools could reduce students intelligence, (ability to make learning decisions) so ai should be encouraged in our schools but in a scrutinized but healthy environment.

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Good luck with your essay competition journey!