Winners Emerge In UNESCO 2023 Spelling, Thrill For Secondary, Primary Schools 

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Saviour Onazi of Trophies International School, Minna, Niger State and Nwannadi Precious Chizaram of NUT Endwell Model Science School, Minna, Niger State have winners of the seventh regional edition of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, endorsed spelling and thrill competition.

The spelling competition held at Government Junior Secondary School, Jabi, Abuja, had student competitors from about 10 schools across North Central and North East come together for the competition.

The competitors were tested in their ability to correctly spell and pronounce certain English words with British style, leading to a cash prize of about 150, 000 Naira and several other scholarship opportunities for the secondary category, and winners at the primary category would go home with the sum of 100, 000 naira among other opportunities.

Then, at the national level, the secondary category winners would leave with a cash prize of one million Naira, while the primary category would leave with the sum of 750, 000 Naira.

The President, Educand Education Initiative and initiator, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, Spelling & Thrill Competition, Ayotunde Ikulamberu, in a chat with newsmen said that the competition is geared towards promoting the culture of spelling and re-engineering the educational system of the country.

According to him, the education system around the country has nosedived. Educational prowess, diligence in terms of educational pursuits, and also reward for students outside of the classroom environment has nosedived. This initiative offers the platform to re-engineer and refocus on bringing upon students; both primary and secondary school to be able to showcase the level of their hard work and diligence outside of the classroom environment.

Stating that the Spelling & Thrills competition has been going on for the past 10 years, he said that the initiative was endorsed by UNESCO in 2017 and has a series of scholarship prizes for the winners.

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