13-Year Old Nigerian Shines In Continental Spelling Bee

Thirteen-year-old Jesse Oghenekaro Azaino recently did Nigeria proud when he came fourth out of 27 spellers at the maiden Africa Spelling Bee Competition which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, last month.


Nine African countries participated in the continental event with three spellers from each country.

South African speller, Zameer Dada, came first followed by Ethiopia and Kenya.

Azaino had emerged one of the three winners in the Nigeria Spelling Bee competition earlier this year in Abuja to qualify for the continental event.

The National Coordinator of Nigeria Spelling Bee, Mr. Sam Otitolaiye, disclosed in Kaduna, that the next edition of Africa Spelling bee will come up in Addis Ababa Ethiopia in 2017.

The competition is for secondary schools pupils across Nigeria and will take place at state, zonal and national levels. The star prize for the competition is N1 million.

Source: TheNation

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