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The UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the United Bank for Africa, has announced the winners of its tenth annual National Essay Competition (NEC), in a virtual ceremony that was attended by high school students from across the nation.

14-year-old Eshiet Abasiekeme wins UBA essay competition
14-year-old Eshiet Abasiekeme of Bright Stars Model Secondary School, from Akwa-Ibom state, has emerged as the winner for the 2020 essay competition taking home this year’s winning prize.

Eshiet received an educational grant of N2.5 million to study in any African university of her choice, and will also be supported throughout her educational career and beyond with constant mentoring by the UBA Foundation.

The second prize was awarded to 14-year-old Mofuluwake Adesanya of Spring Forte-Lead College, Lagos State, with an educational grant prize of N2,000,000, whilst the third prize of N1,500,000 went to 16-year-old Abdulganiyy Habeeba, of International School, University of Lagos.

Eshiet and the 11 other finalists, were all given brand new laptop computers to enable them to continue to work competitively.

See the 2020 UBAF top 12 finalists and their positions below;

S/N NAME POSITION
1 Eshiet Abasiekeme Eshiet 1st

2 Mofuluwake Adesanya 2nd

3 Abdulganiyu Habeeba 3rd

4 Emenugha Hannah Amarachi 4th

5 Ibem Marylyn Anya 5th

6 Ehibor Favour 6th

7 Nwabueze Regina Ugochi 6th

8 Dimaro Tamarapreye 7th

9 Ozoke Melvin Damian Uchenna 8th

10 Enobong Flourish David 9th

11 Chukwuma Light E. C. 10th

12 Stephen God’s Grant 11th

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