Nigeria’s Honourable Minister of State for Education (Prof. Anthony Onwuka), today received the Nigeria Spelling Bee Champions and team after a successful outing to the 2017 African Spelling Bee competition in South Africa which saw the emergence of Sheriff Muhammad of King’s College, Lagos as the African Spelling Bee champion and Benebo Nchege of Deeper Life High School, Port Harcourt who came in 2nd place.

The Honorable Minister of State congratulated the Spellers and the Nigeria Spelling Bee team for winning both 1st and 2nd place at the Continental event after being presented with the Trophies by the National Coordinator of the Nigeria Spelling Bee (Abdulsalam Ibrahim) and urged them to do better at the 2018 edition by winning both 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

The Spellers who represented Nigeria at the international literary event include:
Sheriff Muhammad, Benebo Nchege, Jeremiah Nnaemeka, Alexa Idusuyi and Adeyemo Iseoluwa.

These Spellers formed the Nigerian Team after emerging Champions from their State and Regional Qualifiers for the 2017 edition of the
Nigeria Spelling Bee and the National Finals which was held at Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja on the 1st of July 2017.

The 2018 season of the national spelling championship is ongoing across all the states of the federation and registration is still on for some states online at for students 16 years and below.

Winners of this season will represent Nigeria at the 2018 African Spelling Bee in Mombasa – Kenya.