Deadline: November 30, 2020

Entries are invited for the UBA National Essay Competition 2020 for High School Students in Ghana. The National Essay Competition provides a competitive platform to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of senior secondary school students in Ghana. Winners get educational grants to study in any African University of their choice.

Entrants for the 2020 competition are to write on the following topic: “You have been given the opportunity to speak at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on the challenges facing Education of the African youth in the midst of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.”


  • 1st Prize: $5,000
  • 2nd Prize: $3,000
  • 3rd Prize: $2,000


  • Applicants must be Senior High School students schooling in Ghana.
  • The educational grant is only applicable to applications who intend to study in an African University.


Applicants should upload the scanned copy of their handwritten essay of not more than seven hundred and fifty words on the topic and send essay entries to UBA Foundation, United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd, Heritage Tower, PMB 29 Ministries-Accra, Ghana.

You can also deliver your essay application to a UBA branch near you.
Applicants must submit their complete contact information (name & address of school, telephone number, residential and email addresses).
Applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or international passport data pages.

Click here to submit your entry

For more information, visit UBA Essay Competition.

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