Students And pupils Have Been Charged To Develop Good Spellings Skills


Story by Elizabeth Vincent

To promote our spellings and reading culture fluently, Bayelsans have been called upon to develop good reading and listening skills in order to spell correctly.

Speaking with Dr Ebidenyefa Tarila Nikada, the convener of the Science Bee and the tenth edition of Spelling Bee Bayelsa, she notes that the competition is for public and private schools in the state and its environs, and the turnout was splendid, impressive and fantastic.

According to her “It is the first time we’re using seventy percent science-based words and the participants were able to assimilate and regurgitate the words in both the primary and secondary categories. The spellers’ performances were quite impressive, the anxiety was palpable and it was intriguing from round to round until the winners emerged.

Stressing that the programme have been approved by the Bayelsa state ministry of education, but have not received any support or funding from them.

She used the medium to call on the state government and relevant agencies to support the spelling Bee program, every year there’s an improvement, hopefully next year will be a better.

Winners of the Spelling Bee for primary category include 9 years old Meme Joana from Jacob Beredugo International who emerged as the first place winner with a whooping sum of #
150,000.00, and lots of educational material ranging from school bags to board games and dictionaries. Interestingly, her sister, 8 years old Meme Eliora emerged as the second place with the sum of #70,000.00 while Nmadu Chinaza 10years third position #50,000.00 Amcel Breed international school.

Others include 8 years old Ajuwa Powei from Amcel breed international School and the only male who made it to the championship round came fourth while 9 years old Amaegbe Patricia from Tarepet Montessori group of schools took the fifth position and clenched the award for Best Behaved participant.

The winners from the secondary category include 14 years old Inko Sodana Precious from Tarepet Montessori Group of Schools as first place winner, 12 year old Opuene Michelle from New Total Child Academy, second position and third position was a tie between 11 years old Berachah Michelle Okumoko from Faith Comprehensive International Secondary school and 12 years old Ominigbo Amararu Natei from New Total Child Academy, while 12 years old Ebi Samuel Marvellous emerged as the fifth place winner. It was an all-female affair.

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