A 14-year-old Nigerian kid, Oluebeube Ogbonna, has been declared the winner of the first native Igbo spelling bee competition after beating 356 other contestant in Anambra state, South-East Nigeria.
The Igbo language is the language of an ethnic group predominantly in the Eastern part of Nigeria. There are several other major ethnic languages in Nigeria including the Hausa language, the Yoruba language and others.
Oluebeube Ogbonna, the winner of the igbo spelling bee competition, is a student of Divine Rays British School, located in Anambra, Nigeria, emerged winner after beating 356 other public and private secondary school students from the Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha educational zones in participation.
Students were assessed on their knowledge of spelling, Igbo syllabication, and punctuation at the event, which was organized by City Speller Bee in partnership with Onitsha Business School.
Source: Scholars Region