It was all smile as Dorcas Nuku Darko, the second runner-up for the 2014 UBA Foundation’s National Essay Competition, graduated with a Second Class Upper Division at the University of Ghana, Legon on Friday, November 15, 2019.
Dorcas participated in the maiden edition of the UBA Foundation’s National Essay Competition in 2014 as a student of Keta Senior High Technical School. She emerged the Second Runner-Up and was awarded a scholarship to support her tertiary education. Dorcas, a graduate of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Information Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, was full of praise for UBA and could not hide her excitement at the possibility of completing her first degree.
She advised other students to take such opportunities seriously “I am overwhelmed and excited at the opportunity UBA Foundation gave me and I will like to advise all students to participate in the competition when they see the call for entries for am living proof,” she said.
The Managing Director and CEO of UBA Ghana, Mr. Isong Udom, said a success story like Dorcas Darko demonstrates the commitment of the Bank to support education through interventions like National Essay Competition to set the agenda for the transformation of Africa through her youth.
“United Bank for Africa believes in Africa and her youth, we intend to sustain the programme to see many more promising Ghanaians attain higher education”, he said.
Mr. Udom disclosed that this year’s entries for the National Essay Competition entries has set a record high with double the entries received year after year since its inception. The 10 finalist will be announced soon after the marking is done. He also disclosed that the Winner will have $5000, 1st Runner UP $3000 and 2nd Runner Up $2000. All 10 finalists will receive a laptop and several gift items.
Since inception in 2005, UBA Ghana has established its presence in Ghana as a full financial service institution providing retail, corporate and investment banking services. The bank offers a wide range of unique banking solutions and products to its customers. The Bank pioneered the entry of a new generation of foreign banks into Ghana in January 2005.
UBA Ghana’s presence in the banking industry in Ghana over the last decade has revolutionized banking in the industry, where competitive innovation in responding to the needs of the customers has become the driving force of the industry. UBA’s world class customer driven innovations have earned it the confidence of the Ghanaian public; as it continues to provide banking services to a wide variety of customers.