15 lower basic students qualify for National Spelling Competition

Friday, February 02, 2018

At least 15 Gambian Lower Basic School students have earned qualification to participate in a National Spelling Bee Competition which is scheduled for March 24.

The competition, coming second in the country will be organised by TAKE-M Transformation Organization, targeting to improve national spelling competition at lower basic schools.

The organisation recently held the first session of the competition at the BO Semega-Janneh Hall in Tallinding.

Coordinator of the organisation Tunde M.N. Ogundimu reiterated the importance of self-confidence in children, saying it enables people to clearly express themselves.

He said twelve out of thirteen schools had participated in the last competition, saying that the West Coast Region final is scheduled for Feb. 17 is closed to the country’s Independence anniversary.

“We are anticipating to organised self-confidence for the top ten winners of the national spelling bee completion to Dakar, Senegal for a motivational and sight-seeing visit,” he said, adding that that will be a chance to impart self-confidence and believe in the students.

Omar Nyass, one of the judges explained that each student will be given the opportunity to impress themselves and try to make correct spelling.

Author: Njie Baldeh