Jidda LBS wins TAKE-M national spelling bee competition

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Jidda Lower Basic School in Brikama has emerged winner of the 2018 TAKE-M Transformation Organisation’s national spelling bee competition that was held at QCity in Bijilo.

Little Acorns Academy of Fajara came second, while Taslimah Lawal finished third. 51 students from 27 schools participated in the final.

“Spelling bee is a way of promoting English language as an indispensable tool of communication,” TAKE-M Transformation chief executive officer Tunde Muyi Ogundimu said.

He said they organise the competition to promote the importance of reading, comprehension, writing and spelling in education. “We work with the government to promote quality education in The Gambia.”

Mr. Ogundimu acknowledged that the nation belongs to all and that students need “us to shape them to become better future leaders”. “These students are the future leaders but their future starts today and that is why all hands should be on deck to ensure that they have strong foundation,” he said.

He affirmed that the way children are moulded today matters; to a great extent to measure their tomorrow, “and that is why Take-M targets lower basic schools in the spelling bee competition because that level is the foundation of education.”

Author: Rose Zahra Gomez