The “Pace Setter State” -Oyo State- has produced its Best State Spellers at the Nigeria Spelling Bee Oyo State Level contest.

The competition was conducted on the 6th of June 2022 at The Selected Preparatory Career College Ibadan, which hosted the statewide contest.

At the conclusion of the day’s contest, Peace Ajayi Oluwaseun of Deeper Life High School Ibadan Campus emerged as the Best Junior Speller. At the same time, Ayodele Al-Ameen Ayokanmi of The Selected Preparatory Career College 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:


Dodo Adu Princess of  Air Force Comprehensive School, Ibadan

Gbadebo Ismail of The Selected Preparatory Career College

Salaudeen Ridwan Opeyemi of The Selected Preparatory Career College

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, The Selected Preparatory Career College Ibadan.

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