No fewer than 50 students from nine participating states have been qualified to represent their schools at the Grand Finale of the Spelling Bee Nigeria scheduled for April 22 , 2016 at The NECA Hall, Plot A2, Akin Balogun Street, CBD Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
The eight participating states whose students scaled through state level include; Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Nasarrawa and the FCT, Abuja.
1st Prize winner gets an all-expense paid trip to the 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC, USA as a guest, plus a scholarship Fund, whilst the 2nd Prize is an all-expense paid trip to Pearson Publishing House, Harlow UK and a scholarship fund. Pearson Education was recently unveiled as the official dictionary of the Spelling Bee Nigeria. According to Akin Olu-Philips “The Spelling Bee Nigeria is targeted at students between ages 8 – 13.
This year’s edition began with the training the trainers’ sessions at 2 venues: Abuja and Lagos, where Scripps Certified Linguistic professionals took teachers through an intensive 3-day training. “They will arrive Lagos for the 3-day camp with their Chaperones on April 20, 2016.