Four schools in Bolga qualify for Spelling Bee contest

PupilsA heated spelling challenge meant to exhibit pupils literacy and vocabulary capacity under the Indomie Spelling Bee competition, took place on Thursday in Bolgatanga with four schools qualifying to participate in the national contest.

The schools are Fountain Gate International represented by Bright Ayamba Atiewin, Rahama Awuni Musah, and Seth Awumbila. Ms Latifa Apania represented St Clement Primary school, Samuel Atinga from the Anowaam S.D.A and Tufailu Shakira from the Straight Way Educational Complex.

The nationwide competition initiated by young Educators Foundation, a non- governmental organisation (NGO) and sponsored by MTN Foundation, seeks to improve the lives of young people through literacy.

Mr Abdullai Yahaya, Portfolio Advisor of MTN Ghana Foundation, said his organisation is committed to support government to achieve the Millennium Development Goals two and eight, which are universal primary education and developing a global partnership for development by 2015.

He said the Foundation had invested GH¢64,000 towards the educational programme while GH¢7.8 million has been disbursed since 2007.

Mr Kevin Nascimento, representative of the NGO expressed joy about the enthusiasm and the promising performance of the schools.

Mrs Francisca Atiere, official in charge of Girl Child education at the Bolgatanga Municipal Education Office of Ghana Education Service congratulated all those who helped in organising the competition, which she said boosted the confidence of the pupils involved.

Source: GNA

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