Dansu Emmanuel of Community Senior High School, Tube in Ipokia Local Government emerged winner of the first edition of Spelling Bee Competition for public secondary schools in Ogun State.
Master Emmanuel defeated 59 other participants in a completion organised for students from 60 public secondary schools across the 20 local government areas of the state.
Apart from being branded the Most Outstanding Speller in Ogun State, the winner was presented with a N250,000 cash award, a trophy, a laptop and a scholarship for his university education.
Remmy Emmanuel of Salawu Abiola Comprehensive High School, Osiele in Odeda Local Government area of the state who emerged the first runner-up was presented the sum of N150,000, while Covenant Harrison of St. Peter’s Comprehensive College, Olomore in Abeokuta North Local Government area of the state who was the second runner-up was rewarded with N100,000 prize money.
“The Spelling Bee Competition is designed to motivate our children for them to improve on their education standards,” the facilitator of the competition, Olufunso Amosun, wife of the state governor said at the event held at Valley View Auditorium, Isale-Igbein, Abeokuta, the state capital.