UBA rewards 2022 National Essay Competition winners

UBA rewards 2022 National Essay Competition winners

• Genevieve Budu (center) shows her dummy check and trophy. With her are Kenrich Nii Nakai Nettey (2nd from left), Cecilia Akye (2nd from right), Chris Ofikulu (right), MD, UBA, and Catherine Agyapomaa Appiah Pinkrah (left), Director in charge of General Administration at the Ministry of Education

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana has presented an educational grant of $10,000 to three winners in its 2022 National Essay Competition in Accra.

The eventual winner, Genevieve Budu of the Ghana International School, took home $5,000, while Kenrich Nii Nakai Nettey of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC) and Cecilia Akye of the Methodist Girls High School, Mamfe, who came second and finished third, received $3,000. and $2,000.

In addition, all 10 finalists received medals and certificates of participation along with laptops and other UBA branded items.

This was made possible by the UBA Foundation, a corporate social responsibility arm of the bank with a commitment to the socio-economic improvement of communities.

The Managing Director (MD) of UBA Ghana, Chris Ofikulu, in a statement issued by the bank, stated that the foundation believes that the future of Africa lies in its youth.

For this reason, he said the foundation has spent large sums of money to actively facilitate educational projects and bridge the literacy gap on a Pan-African scale.

He said the National Essay Competition of the bank has grown into one of the best initiatives that allowed every student in senior high school (SHS) to showcase their cognitive skills and potential while developing a positive work ethic with problem solving and critical thinking skills.

“The competition is one of our great initiatives to which we will forever pledge our full commitment,” he said.


The Director in charge of General Administration at the Ministry of Education (MoE), Catherine Agyapomaa Appiah Pinkrah, who spoke on behalf of the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, congratulated all the finalists and commended UBA for its tremendous contributions to the country education and commitment to improve the writing skills of the youth.

GES promise

The Program Officer of the Schools and Instruction Division at the Ghana Education Service (GES), Ajuba Amihere Adu-Tutu, said the GES will continue to support the UBA Essay Competition as the importance of essay writing in education cannot be underestimated.


The eventual winner of the National Essay Competition 2022, Genevieve Budu, expressed gratitude to the entire team at UBA for organizing the competition.

The event was attended by the management of UBA Ghana, principals and representatives of participating schools, representatives of GES and the MoE.

The 10 finalists were selected from over 400 entries.

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