15 years Old Student, Emediong Uduak Uko, Wins UBA 1 million Naira Price

iss Emediong Uduak Uko, 15, from the
British Nigerian
Academy, Abuja has won the coveted prize of
education grant from the United Bank of
Africa, UBA.
Emediong who beat over 3,326 contestants in
the National
Essay Competitions to emerge the overall
best said though
she has flair for writing, she however aspires
to be a medical
doctor because she is good at sciences.
Overall Winner of the UBA Foundation
National Essay
Competition for secondary schools, Miss
Emediong Uduak
Uko of British Nigerian Academy, Abuja
(middle) flanked by
2nd prize winner Miss Enonuoya Starish of
Lagoon School
Lagos (right) and 3rd prize winner Miss Eze
Golden of Living World Academy Aba, during
the Grand
finale and prize giving ceremony held at UBA
House in Lagos
Miss Starish Ugie-Oritse-Ete Enonuya of The
Lagoon School,
Lagos and Eze Ugochinyere from the Golden
of Living Word
Academy School, Abia, emerged first and
second runner
ups, winning N750,000 and N500,000
educational grants
Speaking during the unveiling of the winners
held at UBA
corporate head office, Marina, Lagos, its
Group Managing
Director, Mr. Phillips Oduoza, lauded the
twelve finalists
describing all as winners. He presented a
laptop as a
consolation prize to each twelve finalists.
He said: “Reading is essential to broaden
your knowledge
and most importantly youths should maintain
“The competition which started in 2011 in
Nigeria had also
be extended to Ghana and Senegal which had
also produced
winners in the last few years.
“UBA Foundation believes in sustainability
and in supporting
of the environment where we operate, and
that is why we
have earmarked a certain percentage of our
profit to this
He vowed that the bank will remains
committed to
dedicating resources towards grooming world
stressing that UBA believes so much in the
youth and their
ultimate success.

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