The Lagos State government is set to host the grand finale of the 20th edition of its annual Spelling Bee Competition for public school students.
In 2001, the former first lady of Lagos State, Oluremi Tinubu, instituted the competition to promote educational excellence, healthy academic rivalry, good reading habits and public speaking proficiency.
Schedule to hold on March 16 and 17, 2022, at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, the Office of Education Quality Assurance in the state ministry of education said in a statement that the two-day competition will witness students from 57 primary and secondary schools vying for cash prizes and scholarship awards.
It said the winner and runners-up in the secondary school category would also serve as one-day governor and the state executive council members, respectively.
Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, director-general at the Office of Education Quality Assurance, signed the statement and thanked private sector partners - 7up Bottling Company, Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation, KAAF, and United Bank for Africa - for their support towards the successful hosting of the competitions.
“These brands have magnanimously toed the line of corporate social responsibility towards the delivery of quality education and talent building in line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda on education and technology,” she said.
She said this year’s competition would bring out the best in participants.