The “Home of Peace” -Borno State- has produced its Best State Spellers at the Nigeria Spelling Bee, Borno State Level contest.

The competition was conducted on the 22nd of March 2022 at Maiduguri International School which played host to the statewide contest.

At the conclusion of the day’s contest, Khalid Galadima Zanna of Golden Olives Academy, Maiduguri emerged the Best Junior Speller while Mordecai E. Amaike of Federal Governemnt College Maiduguri 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 competition include:


Joseph Akan Faith of Ruby Springfield College, Maiduguri

Zainab Nur Alkali of Golden Olives Academy, Maiduguri


Aisha Lawan Usman of Federal Government College Maiduguri.

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, Maiduguri International Schoo, Maiduguri.

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