Foundation holds spelling bee competition for Anambra school pupils

Foundation holds spelling bee competition for Anambra school pupils

A 10-year old pupil of St. Anthony Nursery/Primary School Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Miss Agina Graham has emerged winner of the Spelling Bee Competition organised by Joseph Onourah Foundation.

Miss Nwafor Chimamada (8) of Pope John Paul Two Nursery/Primary School Oko and Miss Ojiekwe Chimamada (11) of Community School Ezira both all in Orumba North and South Local Government Areas cliched second and third positions respectively.

Speaking at the grand fanale of the week-long competition held at Ndiowu Civic center, Project Manager, Mr. Owu Victor Kelechi, said a total 110 schools across the two Council Areas participated in the maiden edition.

He said, “The programme is a competition contestants were asked to spell a broad selection of words for their educational level with varying degrees of difficulty.

Joseph Onuorah Foundation has been doing a lot of things to amilorate the suffering of the less privilege ones in the society, reason we embarked on week-long programme because we noticed that many basic schools have thrown away detations, hence the programme.

“110 schools participated, at the end of the screening, we were able to shortlist 10 schools in which the three above schools emerged winners.

“The first position won a sum of 100,000 while second and third got N75,000 and N50,000 each. 

“Others went home with school bags, launch bags, launch boxes, water bottles, pencil cases, exercise books, and cartons of biscuits.

Founder of Joseph Onuorah Foundation, High Chief Dr.Joseph Onuorah, said the exercise was organised to encourage healthy competition among pupils in the two Council Areas.

He announced that the Foundation also registered about 20 students from the council areas in the 2024 JAMB examination.

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