Dorcas Darko emerged the Second Runner-up and was awarded a scholarship to support her tertiary education.
It was a grin as Dorcas Nuku Darko, who graduated from the second class high-class section in the University of Ghana, Legon, on Friday, November 15, 2019, as a runner-up for the 2014 UBA Founding National Essay Competition.
Dorcas took part as a contestant of keta senior high-technical school in 2014 in the first edition of the UBA Foundation’s National Essay Competition.
She was awarded a bachelor’s degree in support of her tertiary education. Dorcas, who graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon with a bachelor’s degree in political science and information studies, was full of praise for UBA and could not hide her excitement at the possibility of completing her first degree.
She suggested that other students take these chances seriously.
“When UBA Foundation gave me this opportunity, I am overwhelmed and excited and would like to advise all students to compete when they see the call for entries to live evidence,” she said.
On Thursday 21 November 2019 Ms. Dorcas Darko further sent a courteous call to the Head Office of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Limited, Ghana, to thank the bank for the assistance it provided in its full tertiary education.
Success stories such as Dorcas Darko show the Bank’s dedication to supporting education, through acts including regional essay contests, to set the agenda for transforming Africa through its youth. UBA Ghana’s CEO Isong Udom said that the UBA is committed to supporting education.
We are determined to help the United Bank for Africa’s initiative to encourage many more talented Ghanaians to achieve higher education in Africa and its young people ‘ he said.
Dr. Udom announced that the National Essay Competition entries in this year have hit a record high with double the entries that have been received last year.
The 10 finalists 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.
UBA Ghana has been active in Ghana as a full-service retail, corporate and investment banking company since its establishment in 2005. The bank offers its clients a wide range of innovative financing options.
In January 2005, the Bank led the entry into Ghana of a new generation of foreign banks. In the last decade, UBA Ghana has revolutionized banking industry over Ghana, where technological creativity has become a driving force for the sector in response to customer needs.
Innovations powered by UBA’s international class clients have gained the trust of the Ghanaian populace.