Keren Chigozie-Nnah wins Nigeria Spelling Bee!
The National Grand Finale of the Nigeria Spelling Bee, 2018 Season has been conducted (21st July) and we are happy to announce that we have our national champions and representatives of Nigeria at the African Spelling Bee 2018 in Mombasa, Kenya.
Re-echoing the Federal Ministry of Education’s charge, the Minister of Education (Represented by Mr Aiseodion Abel), urged the winners of the competition to go out and do Nigeria Proud by clinching all positions and prizes in the continental level.
National Champion is Keren Chigozie-Nnah of Deeper Life High School, Port Harcourt.
National 1st Runner-up is Ephraim Edokpa of Christ Ambassador’s College, Kaduna
National 2nd Runner-up is Ogochukwu Anyaso of Bishop Okoye Spiritan Secondary School, Port Harcourt
We also have our junior best spellers, who are:
Junior 1st, Neta Nnabuenyi of University of Nigeria Secondary School, Enugu Campus;
Junior 2nd, Sheriff Abdrahman of King’s College, Lagos, and
Abdulhafeez Sheidu of Dopemu Primary School, Lagos.
The Grand Finale which held at the International Conference Centre of Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State was the culmination of the 2018 Season which was conducted in more than 20 states across the federation. Regional Finals were held where the best emerged to compete at this finals level.
Addressing the spellers, coaches and the audience, the Vice Chancellor, represented by the Registrar welcomed all spellers from far and near and asked them to inculcate some of the core values of Landmark University in their daily activities and to be the best they can be.
Pst. (Dr) James Ndako, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, congratulated the Nigeria Spelling Bee team for their efforts towards education and enjoined the team to keep the already cordial relationship with Landmark University open and strong.
The competition lasted for 6 distinct Rounds which included a round of questions from selected Nigerian indigenous language words and another round of words drawn from the book, “Dreams of Tomorrow” by R.B. Alade.
We want to use this medium to appreciate all stakeholders in the Nigeria Spelling Bee dream and especially thank Landmark University for an amazing reception given to the best spellers in Nigeria and the coaches/parents as they camped for the National Finals events.
We also appreciate the Minister of Education, represented by Mr. Aiseodion Abel.