Monday, 24 March 2014

11-yr-old Emerges Winner Of 2014 Spelling Bee Competition For Primary Schools

(L-R) A Teacher from the winning School, Olowora Pry School, Ikosi Isheri; Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye; winner of 2014 Spelling Bee Competition in the Primary Schools’ Category, Miss Khadijat Okunsanwo; the representative of the Wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Ladun Ogunbanwo and the House Committee Chairman on Education, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King.


Eleven year-old Miss Khadijat Okunsanwo of Olowora Primary School in Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State on Tuesday, 18th March, 2014, emerged winner of the 2014 edition of the Spelling Bee Competition in the primary schools category, an event organized by the Lagos State Ministry of Education.
In the keenly contested competition among 57 pupils representing the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas of the state, Miss Toyosi Omoigbo of Ladoje Primary School in Orile-Agege LCDA; and Master Boluwatife Olanusi of the Special Correctional School for Boys in Onigbongbo LCDA came second and third respectively.
The Wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, who was represented by the Wife of the Permanent Secretary, Parastatal Monitoring Office, Mrs. Ladun Ogunbanwo, congratulated all the winners and presented the winners with a trophy and a cash prize of N150,000 while the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye presented the first runner up with her prize of N100,000 and a trophy.
The second runner up was presented with his prize of N75,000 and a trophy by the Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King.

The competition continues on Wednesday, 19th March, 2014 with the secondary schools’ category in which the next One-day Governor will emerge.

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