It was an entertaining contest at the North-Central Regional Competition of the Nigeria Spelling Bee which was attended by State finalists from the North Central regional states of Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa and the FCT.

The competition which took place in Abuja saw the emergence of the 5 top spellers from the region who will represent the North-Central in the National Finals on the 1st of July in Nile University of Nigeria.

Among the Qualifiers is Jesse Oghenekaro Azaino (134) who represented Nigeria last year at the African Spelling Bee in Johannesburg and did us proud. Other spellers who qualified for the finals include Esther Uwadione (144), Adeyemo Iseoluwa (126), Anastasia Chidera Dimeze (131), and Alexa Idusuyi (129).

These spellers will compete along side other National Finalists from other regions in Nigeria for a chance to be the Nigeria Spelling Bee Champion and represent Nigeria at the African Spelling Bee 2017 in Mombasa – Kenya.

the National Winner, first runner-up and second runner-up will be awarded N1,000,000, N500,000 and N250,000 respectively in scholarship.

We will like to also thank Intellichild TLC for hosting the North-Central competition and being of great assistance to the success of the contest.

See photos of the contest below: