The Uganda Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has launched the 8th edition of the continental standards essay competition for university and college students under the age of 35 years.
This year’s competition will be conducted under the theme, ‘The role of standardization in promoting Arts, Culture and Heritage-The creative Economy in Africa’.
In a bid to promote appreciation of Standards in the Institutions of Higher Learning, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) together with other National Standards Bureaus in Africa under the continental standards body; the African Regional Standards Organization (ARSO)- have been organizing Annual Continental Essay Competition for University Students in Africa since 2013.
For this year’s competition, UNBS will conduct the competition at the National level.
This will include sending out the relevant documents to universities, receiving the essays from the participants, doing the assessment, and awarding the winners.
The winner of the competition will walk away with US$1000 (about sh3.6m).
The Essays according to UNBS should be between 1,000 to 1,200 words, double spaced in Century Gothic 12, in line with the theme. The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2021.
Last year two Ugandan students emerged best overall in the continent.
Golda Desiree Abesiga, from Makerere University Law School, was the overall winner while the 1st Runner up, Steven Marvin Nsubuga was from Kyambogo University, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship.