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.



Selection Criteria and Eligibility: Candidate,
- Must be a secondary school student
- Must submit a handwritten essay (750 words MAX)
- Must submit a passport photograph
- Must submit a copy of a birth certificate, National ID or Passport



Selection Procedure:


Entries received for the competition will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges made up of professors from reputable Nigerian Universities, who will then shortlist 12 essays for further assessment

Following this, a second round of competition will involve the 12 finalists who will write a second supervised essay from which three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from the 12 finalists emerged from the first round of the competition



Awards:
The first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is a N3 million educational grant to any African University of their choice, while the second and third prizes are N2.5 million and N2 million in educational grants to African Universities, respectively

Please note that all incomplete and/or duplicate entries will be disqualified

his program aims to support female entrepreneurship, aligning with calls for more diversity in tech and for more opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial and leadership expertise.

The purpose of the Women in Tech Incubator in Nigeria is to provide incubation support designed to target early-to-mid stage professionals from technology and business sectors - females who are most likely to have the requisite domain knowledge, experience, and perseverance to deliver results.

Eligibility Criteria:


WITI is seeking to recruit women-led start-up businesses that leverage technology as a key driver of innovation. The business:

1. Must be women-led start-up businesses that leverage technology needs of the county

2. Must be based in Nigeria, and should be aligned with the needs of the country

3. Must sustainable and scalable

4. Must be properly aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals.

 

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Application Deadline: unspecified