United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana has in the present day offered a sum of $10,000 to the three general winners from the 2022 National Essay Competition at an award presentation ceremony held at Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The winners are Genevieve Budu of the Ghana International School, Kenrich Nii Nakai Nettey from Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, Legon and Cecilia Akye additionally from the Methodist Girls High School, Manfe.
They obtained $5000, $3000 and $2,000 respectively as educational grants from the UBA Foundation. In addition, all ten finalists obtained medals, certificates of participation together with laptops and different UBA branded gadgets.
Speaking on behalf of the Minster of Education, Catherine Agyapomaa Appiah Pinkrah Director, General Administration on the Ministry of Education congratulated all of the finalists and recommended UBA for his or her immense contributions to Ghana’s training and dedication to reinforce the writing expertise of the youth.
She used the chance to name on different non-public sector companies to emulate the nice instance of UBA in contributing to its efforts to authorities’s key training reforms to rework instructing and studying beneath the Education Strategic Plan (ESP).
Mrs Ajuba Amihere Adu-Tutu, Programme Officer for Schools and Instructions Division on the Ghana Education Service (GES) stated, GES will proceed to pledge its help to the UBA essay competitors because the significance of essay writing can’t be downplayed in training.
In his remarks, Chris Ofikulu, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UBA Ghana revealed that, “UBA Foundation believes that the future of Africa lies in its youths. For this reason, the Foundation has spent huge sums of money to actively facilitate educational projects and bridge the literacy gap on a Pan-African scale.”
Adding that, “In Ghana, UBA Foundation’s National Essay Competition has grown to be one of the best initiatives that allows every student in Secondary School to exhibit their cognitive skills and potential while developing a positive work ethic with problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The National Essay Competition is one of our stunning initiatives to which we will forever pledge our full commitment.”
Genevieve Budu, winner of the National Essay Competition 2022 with full pleasure expressed her gratitude to the whole crew at UBA for organising the competitors.
The occasion was attended by administration of UBA Ghana, Heads and representatives of collaborating colleges, representatives from Ghana Education Service and Ministry of Education in addition to the media.
Prior to the general high three announcement, the ten finalists have been chosen from greater than 400 entries. The first matter was on Sports betting whereas the ultimate essay was on the subject “Illegal Mining (Galamsey) has become a menace in our country. What pragmatic measures should the government put in place to end the challenge of Galamsey?”