TOLL FREE: (0800)133133


  25th October , 2023 ,       Hits: 1479

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has launched the eleventh ARSO continental Essay competition under the theme; ‘Empowering consumers through standardisation to achieve rights to safe quality goods and services.’


The National Standards Bureaus in Africa under their continental standards body, the African Regional Organization for Standardization (ARSO) have been organizing Annual Continental Essay Competition for University Students in Africa since 2013, in a bid to promote appreciation of Standards in the Institutions of Higher Learning.


During the UNBS engagements with different university students in Kampala, UNBS assured students that the winner of the competition at the continental level will walk away with USD1000, the first runner up with USD 800 and the second runner up with USD 500.


At the regional level, the winner will bag USD 500, first runner up will bag USD 300 and the second runner up, USD 200. At the national level, the winners will have the opportunity to progress to the regional level.


The competition is open to Citizens of all African Countries below the age of 35 years living in Africa and studying in a university/college recognized by the local National Council for Higher Education for or equivalent body in their countries.


To win, the students should;


Download the registration form here;

Submit the;



Should be sent to  by 29th February 2024 at midnight.


Essays that have been shown or accepted for other competitions, have been published in any form or focus on the work of a particular person, organization or brand name shall not be eligible for the competition and Participants are only allowed to submit one essay.


About UNBS

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a Government Agency responsible for developing, promoting and enforcing of national standards in the protection of Public Health and Safety, and the Environment against harmful and sub-standard products.

For more information, please contact:

Sylvia Kirabo,

Principal Public Relations Officer,

Uganda National Bureau of Standards,

Bweyogerere Industrial Park,

Plot 2 - 12, Kyaliwajala Road,

P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda.

Mobile Tel: 0703196903

Office Tel: 256 417 333250/ Toll Free Line: 0800133133/0800233233

E-mail:   /