National Essay Competition Winners Receive Educational Scholarships And Other Benefits From UBA Foundation

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Three top winners emerged from the National Essay Competition and the lucky students have received $10,000 grants, laptops, trophies/ plagues, and an educational scholarship from the United Bank of Africa (UBA)

The national essay competition is an annual event that welcomes students’ participation from all senior high schools and has the United Bank of Africa sponsoring the program as part of their social responsibility

The overall winner of the essay competition Kwame Ahenkora Antwi, a final year student of the Presbyterian High School takes home the ultimate prize which includes $5,000, a laptop, and a trophy. The first runner-up, also from the Presbyterian Senior High School received $3,000, a laptop, and plague. Richmond Ayiku Lartey from Labone Senior High School was the second runner-up. He took home $2,000, a laptop, and a plague.

The top three winners will be able to attend any university of their choice in Africa as allowed by the awards they received.

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The head of Marketing and Corporate Communications of UBA Ghana, Mr. Henry Nii Dotey presented the awards to the winners and congratulated the top three for being victorious. He encouraged them to utilize the platform given to them to excel in whatever academic paths they follow.

Seven other students found themselves in the finals. Yasmin Abdul Nasser and Deborah Yaro Yinsongmah both from Labone Senior High School; Edem Dawson, Mfantsipim School; Chris-Briana Lawson, Archbishop Porter Girls’ Secondary, Sophia Prempeh, Wesley Girls’ Senior High School; Joel Yayra Aboagye and Mawuli Kwadzo Adorkor also from Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School, Legon. They were all presented with laptops and certificates of participation for heeding to the call of participation and making it to the top ten

The National Essay Competition which was launched in 2014 is a Social Corporate Responsibility initiative sponsored by the UBA Foundation. The initiative is to give SHS students the opportunity to explore their writing and creativity prows as well as granting winners incentives and benefits such as scholarships to push them to greater heights.


Source: Jean Aryee |

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