Spelling bee finalists visit National Museum, Library

Friday, April 27, 2018

Finalists of the national spelling bee championship organised by TAKE-M Transformation Organisation Wednesday visited the National Museum and The Gambia National Library Service Authority in Banjul.

The finalists are winners of their various regional championships. This Saturday will be the competition grand finale at QCity. 

Director General of Gambia National Library Service Authority Matilda Johnson said it was a great honour to receive the kids, saying they truly preferred their books and reading to following high-tech life.

Mrs. Johnson pointed out that the national library’s mandate is to provide nationwide service which is being compromised by several constraints. She said now that they have heard of some schools in the Upper River Region that do not have books in their libraries while others do not have libraries at all, they will be focusing their support in that area in their next distribution phase.

She appealed to head masters and teachers whose schools have constraints with supplementary books to contact the national library.

Tunde Muyi N. Ogunoimu, founder of TAKE-M Transformation Organisation said the visits to the National Museum and Library will create exposure and motivation for the students to work harder.

Michael Olusegun Taiwo, head teacher of Little Acorns School said they are well-prepared for the national championship and aim to win the trophy.


Isatou Ceesay, a teacher with Rev. J.C. Fye Memorial School said the visits are important to the students because they have been only seeing and reading what they are doing now on text books.

Fatoumatta Gangeh, a finalist; Yassin Sillah, a student of Koba Kunda lower basic school in Basse and Haddy Bintou Jawara, a student from Sheffield Preparatory School in Upper River Region all said they were impressed with what they saw during the visits and will help them in their education.

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb