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15 years old won 1 million education grant from the United Bank of Africa UBA


Miss Emediong Uduak Uko, 15, from the British Nigerian
Academy, Abuja has won the coveted prize of N1m
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 Ugochinyere
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 self-discipline
“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 leaders,
stressing that UBA believes so much in the youth and their
ultimate success.

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