UNITED Bank for Africa is set to sponsor the annual FCT Interschool Performing Arts Competition, FIPAC, in Lagos for the first time and is aimed at promoting performing arts and extracurricular activities in Nigerian schools by bringing together both primary and secondary, public and private schools to showcase their talents.
over 30 major FCT-Abuja and Lagos primary and secondary schools will be competing in a dance, music, theater and drama performances on May 18th and May 26 th in Lagos and Abuja respectively.
Judges from renowned cultural organizations will select 12 winning schools in both cities. Renowned actor and theatrical star, Gideon Okeke is a guest judge.
Winners will get up to N2, 000,000 in cash prizes, trophies and much more. The FIPAC 2016 event is set to be an unforgettable experience for the participating children. It is also set to create awareness on Nigeria’s unique cultural heritage that will surprise the audience that will be the attending the events in both Lagos and Abuja.
Speaking on why UBA is sponsoring the competition, Charles Aigbe, Divisional Head, Marketing and Corporate Relations, UBA Plc, said UBA is happy to identify with the competition because of its unique value of promoting Nigerian cultural heritage and artistry.
“We take unique pride in being an African bank and promoting everything that is unique about the continent. FIPAC is set to promote our unique cultural heritage to primary and secondary school pupils. This goes a long way in ensuring our children build their sense of cultural identity and heritage which becomes part of their unique identity as adults.”
UBA, through its corporate social responsibility arm, UBA Foundation, has been in the forefront of supporting different educational programmes targeted at enhancing the capacity of the African youth to compete globally. The Foundation organizes an annual essay competition for secondary schools in Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal with winners going home with more than N2 million in educational grants. The UBA Foundation also organizes the highly acclaimed Read Africa initiative aimed at encouraging a reading habit among secondary school students in Africa.
As the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the UBA Group, UBA Foundation is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which UBA operates, focusing on development in the areas of Environment, Education, Economic Empowerment and Special Projects.

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