Eight schools that participated in the spelling competition include Gate Way Learning Academy, El Shadei, Mansa Koli, Peoples and Students Poetry Gambia, Yundum Barracks and others.
However, four schools including Gate Way Learning Academic, El Shadei, Mansa Koli, and Peoples, Students Poetry Gambia qualified to the final round of the competition while the other four schools dropped.
The organisation meant to support students to have platforms to participate in spelling competition as well encourage reading extensively for self upgrade. It further builds the culture of academic competitiveness among teenagers and builds their crowd fit and public speaking skills.
Tunde Muyi Ogundimu, National Coordinator for TAKE-M said the activity was meant to create learning competitiveness for children to help in building the future generation in their academic career.
Tunde said government alone cannot do everything for the children; therefore, he deems it necessary to come with such initiative to complement government effort in the educational sector.
“The children need our support in their academic aspect and that is why TAKE-M came on board to help in moving education quality through spelling competition,” he said.
The spelling competition, he added is significant to building the students’ crown fit, vocabulary as well as enable them to compete with colleagues from different schools.
The TAKE-M national coordinator commended Africell and Unique Solution for funding the event, saying their generosity is recognised and appreciated.
He called on all investors and philanthropists to support his organisation in empowering the youngsters’ education.
He also thanked Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) for supporting the activity over the past years.
Aboulie Jallow, principal of Gate Way Learning Academy described the spelling competition as very educative and important to the children. This, he said will develop their education as well as make them productive young people in the near future.
Therefore, he advised the children to concentrate on their education and read extensively to grasp the fruit of education.
“The organizers (TAKE-M) should continue this activity to other parts of the country to ensure the rural students also benefit from it,” he urged.
Isatou Sowe, lead judge at the spelling competition commended the students for their participation, saying the marks were obtained based on correct pronunciation and spelling of words.