The United Bank of Africa has extended its deadline for submission of essays to January 19th, 2024 in its fourth edition of the National Essay Competition.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, the United Bank for Africa Sierra Leone (UBA-SL), launched its Fourth National Secondary School Essay Competition on the topic: “Substance abuse among youths in your community.” .

The National Essay Competition, targeted at senior secondary students in Sierra Leone, is organized annually, as part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which aims to promote the reading culture and encourage healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Sierra Leone.

Speaking earlier at the launching ceremony in November 2023, the Acting Managing Director of UBA Sierra Leone, Alhaji Samoura, gave a brief background to the introduction of this wonderful project, stressing that the UBA Foundation is charged with the responsibility to implement its Corporate Social Responsibility, which it had been doing assiduously in various sectors like, Education, Environment, Health and other endeavors. He noted that the Foundation has done a lot in enhancing the livelihood of citizens as well as ensure their wellbeing.

MD Samoura maintained that the Essay writing Competition is part of their actions to unearth the hidden writing talents of school going kids across the country. It seeks to tap into the hidden potentials of students and imbibe in them the culture of reading and writing. He noted that past winners of their prizes have benefitted from scholarship at University level, as well as laptop Computers to enable them perform exceptionally well in their studies.