Jul 12, 2012, 1:38 PM
Out of the 108 students who contested in the 2nd quarterfinal, 67 made it to the qurterfinal which is scheduled for 27 February 2016.
The 1st knockout was held on 16 January 2015 with 216 students out of which 108 students made it through to the 2nd knockout.
The competition was expected to bring students from 18 schools but two schools did not turn up.
The contesting schools were Abba Bilinual, Ann Marie Javouhey Academy, SBEC, Bijilo Lower Basic School, Buckin Ham, King’s Garden, Janet LBS, Sanchaba Sulay Jobe, Lytbert, The Strand, New Lift, Hope, Kotukala, Yakanu, and Sukuta LBS.The two schools that did not turn up are Bymira and Alex.
The competition, supervised by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), is contested by students from grades 1 – 6.
The participants were selected based on their last year examination performance.
Organisers said the purpose of the competition is to help students become good readers, enrich their word banks and improve their writing skills.
Farba Joof, cluster monitor of Sanchaba Sulay Jobe, expressed satisfaction with the level of participation of the students.
Jorjoh Ndure, a parent, thanked the teachers for putting the students through to be able to put up such a good performance in the spelling competition.