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11/28/2016

UBA Foundation held the grand finale of the National Essay Competition in Ghana on Monday, November 28, 2016.

UBA Foundation held the grand finale of the National Essay Competition in Ghana on Monday, November 28, 2016

UBA Foundation held the grand finale of the National Essay Competition in Ghana on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the Bank’s corporate headquarters in Accra,
Ghana. Miss Hannah Akahoho Segbefia emerged as the winner of this year’s edition of the competition, winning the sum of $5,000.00 as an educational grant to study in any African university of her choice. The first and second runners up, miss Kasha Kuipo and master Angaag Nathaniel Awentiirin both won the sum of $3,500.00 and $2,000.00 respectively.
UBA Foundation held the grand finale of the National Essay Competition in Ghana on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Speaking at the grand finale, the MD/CEO, UBA Ghana, Abiola Bawuah congratulated all the finalists, calling them winners for taking a step of faith by being a part of this competition. “UBA has taken the lead in investing in the lives of our future leaders” she said. She made the finalists understand that what separates extraordinary people from ordinary people are the steps they take in life. Mrs Bawuah also called on members of the press to duly publicize this event to ensure that students all over Ghana given an opportunity to be a part of this competition next year.
The MD/CEO, UBA Foundation, Ijeoma Aso also reiterated that all the finalists are winners being that their entries were chosen from the hundreds of entries received for the competition nationwide. She said that UBA Foundation, being the CSR arm of UBA Plc gives back to communities where UBA operates through its focus areas. Education she said is one of the Foundation’s focus areas because, students today are leaders tomorrow and that education is the bedrock of any nation. She called on all the finalists to be ambassadors of the competition which is in its third year in Ghana and affirmed that the competition will be held every year.
The Minister of Education, Ghana was represented at the event by Mrs Felicia Boakye –Yiadem who is the Director for Curriculum Research and Development. In her speech, she highlighted strong points of the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition. “ The competition allows every student exhibit hidden talents and potentials while developing a positive work ethic with problem solving and critical thinking skills”. She expressed the ministers and the Ghana Education Service’s appreciation to UBA for this laudable initiative, “This UBA Foundation National Essay Competition is one of the most inspiring events for the GES. The GES really appreciates this endeavor to promote literacy, expression and creativity among young people greatly” she said.
The judges were encouraged about the future of Ghana as a country because they noted that the students wrote intelligently and their ideas were good, new and refreshing. They also noted that the students wrote in from all parts of Ghana.

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