Submission Deadline: 11th of December 2020

NEC is a UBA Foundation Initiative scheduled to be organised every year in countries where UBA has presence. This program has been running for the past 9 years in several countries. I am happy to note that UBA Sierra Leone is joining other UBA Group subsidiaries in Africa to launch the programme this year.

NEC is for senior secondary students as part of UBA Foundation’s CSR pillar focusing on education, just like its Read Africa Initiative which is aimed at promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students across Africa.

Senior Secondary School pupils- visually impaired students are also encouraged to participate by submitting their Essays by braille

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a senior secondary school pupil
  • Applicant should upload scanned copy of their hand-written essay, of not less than 450 words and not above 500 words on the topic
  • Applicant must submit their essay only once.
  • Applicant Must submit a passport photograph and birth certificate
  • Applicant Must submit their essays on or before the 11th of December 2020, late entries will not be accepted.


Scholarship grant to the 3 National Winners:

First   – Le 50million

Second – Le 30million

Third – Le 20million


Trophies for the 3 National Winners

Laptop plus Plaque/Certificate of Participation for all the 12 Finalists

How to Apply:

Applicant must submit their completed contact information (Name, Age, School, Address of school, Telephone Number of Parents and Guardian, Residential Address and Email Address).

Applicants must attach photocopies of their birth certificates and a passport picture.

Applicant should send scanned hand-written essay to  [email protected] or WhatsApp to +23275142718

Applicants can also submit their hand-written essays at UBA branches across the country, and at MBSSE district offices nation-wide.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UBA Sierra Leone National Essay Competition 2020

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