The best spellers in God’s Own State have emerged at the Abia State Level Competition of the Nigeria Spelling Bee.

The competition was conducted on the 26th of February 2022 at Michael Opkara University of Agriculture Secondary School which played host to the statewide contest.

At the conclusion of the day’s contest, Akachukwu Okwesili of Marist Brothers Juniorate emerged the Best Junior Speller while Ewa-Ukie Prince Ikechukwu of Floriman Intellectual Heroes Academy clinched the Best Senior Speller slot.

These spellers will progress to represent the state at the National Finals of the Nigeria Spelling Bee slated for the 3rd-7th of August 2022 at Divine Rays British Schools Obosi-Onitsha, where they stand a chance to win up to N1,000,000 / N500,000 scholarships for Senior and Junior Categories respectively.

National Finalists also have an opportunity to represent Nigeria at the African Spelling Bee continental competition in Malawi.

Runners-up at the event include:


Ezefili Olisadebe of Marist Brothers Juniorate


Aihe Ikechi Emmanuel  of Marist Brothers Juniorate


We want to appreciate all parents, coaches and schools who availed themselves to make the contest a memorable one for the spellers.

Our deepest appreciation also goes to the host school, Michael Opkara University of Agriculture Secondary School.

See for list of events upcoming this season in states across Nigeria.