It was a “battle of words” as students from all parts of Plateau State, the “Home of Peace and Tourism” gathered for the State Qualifier of the Nigeria Spelling Bee in the state’s capital city Jos.

The contest which was conducted in the premises of the host school – Kings and Queens Academy Jos, saw the emergence of the spellers who will represent the state at subsequent levels of the competition. These spellers include in the junior category:

  • Grace Ginikachi Nnamani of Hope Academy Schools
  • Success Chinemelum Nathan of Hope Academy Schools
  • Grace Bulus of Rantya High School, Jos
  • Abdullahi Usman of Hayatul Islam Private School, Jos North
  • Michael E. Ejembi of Mount Carmel Christian School, Jos
  • Okeke I. Excel of Hope Academy Schools
  • Adentan Oluwabukunmi Eirene of Hosanna International College, Jos
  • Bernice Ameefo Stevens of Hosanna International College, Jos

In the senior category, we have:

  • Abner Effiwatt of Hosanna International College, Jos
  • Israel Sati of Rantya High School, Jos
  • Sarah S. Terwase of Federal Government College, Jos
  • Gabriel Atang Asham of Rantya High School, Jos
  • Lois Okunade of Bethany Christian Academy, Barkin Ladi
  • Alfred Eloka Ulu of Rantya High School, Jo
  • Raynan Abraham Wuyep of Kings and Queens Academy, Jos
  • Joshua Caleb of Christ The Redeemer’s College, Jos
  • Sedang Anna Dabels of Girl’s High School, Gindiri
  • Ismail Yunus of Rantya High School, Jos

These spellers will contest alongside other qualifiers from the rest of the North-Central states including the FCT for a chance to be among the National Finalists who will compete for a chance to win an N1,000,000 Scholarship (Snr) or N100,000 Cash (Jnr). All 6 National Champions also win an all-Expense-Paid trip to represent Nigeria at the African Spelling Bee 2019.

We wish to extend our gratitude to all participating schools and coaches who took their time to train up such wonderful spellers.

We also say a big thank you to the host school, Kings and Queens Academy for providing a conducive environment for the contest.