Sanchaba Sulay Jobe Cluster Head Teachers Association in Kombo North District in the West Coast Region over the weekend wrapped up its grand cluster spelling final competition among ten Lower Basic schools from Grades one to six, at Anne-Marie Javouhey Academy School grounds in Brusubi.
According to the association, the spelling exercise had brought enthusiasm, devotion, study habit and academic determination to “our loving and amazing young spellers”.
The schools that participated in the exercise were Janet, Sanchaba Sulay Jobe, Sukuta Wannsee, Hope, Anne-Marie Javouhey Academy, SBEC International, Lybert Preparatory, Buckingham Academy, Abba Bilingual Academy and Bijilo Lower Basic School.
For Grade one, the first best-speller was Jamma Taal, a student from Janet BCS; Grade two and Grade produced three best spellers; and Grade four the best-speller was Pa Jain Secka a student from SBEC International.
There were three best-spellers from grade five, while in grade six the best-speller was Awa Cham, a student from Anne-Marie Javouhey Academy.
Speaking to this reporter shortly after the spelling competition, Farba Joof, cluster monitor at Sanchaba Sulay Jobe Cluster, said they started with fifteen schools with their participants.
According to Mr Joof, they selected two participants from each grade, and finally got twelve participants from various schools in the exercise.
He said the competition started on 16 January 2016 with 216 students who went through several knockout stages.
For his part, Musa Suso of the cluster said they would organise a fund-raising dance with Sukuta Upper Basic School on 24 April to generate some income to be given also to winners of the spelling completion.
Mr Suso also called for support towards the initiative, especially from the government and NGOs and the general public for the programme to be maintained.
Joseph S. Mendy, Principal Administrator, said such programmes should be maintained as they are of great help to building the educational foundation of students.
He commended the parents for their support, adding that without their support nothing could be possible.Kebba Secka, who delivered the vote of thanks on the occasion, thanked the teachers, parents and the students for their cooperation and support to the programme.