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1,000 students qualify for round two of mPulse Spelling Bee Competition

By Guardian Nigeria
24 November 2022   |   1:40 am
One thousand primary and secondary school students have scaled the first round of 2022 edition of mPulse Spelling Bee competition. The shortlisted were participants with highest score from the over 10,000 who registered for the competition.

One thousand primary and secondary school students have scaled the first round of 2022 edition of mPulse Spelling Bee competition. The shortlisted were participants with highest score from the over 10,000 who registered for the competition. List of qualifiers has been published on mPulse website.

The 2022 edition of the competition commenced on August 8 for primary and secondary school students within Nigeria between ages nine and 15, with the goal of helping participants improve their vocabulary, become more competitive and utilise their full potential.

The second round of the competition has already commenced on mPulse website, just like the first. In this round, participants will be required to correctly answer 20 spelling questions, each with a definition and etymology, within 20 seconds, to progress to the final round.

Speaking on this year’s edition, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria, Adia Sowho, said: “The spelling bee initiative is aimed at helping students develop their vocabulary, participate in healthy competition and access pertinent resources to help them reach their full potential. We hope that this edition keeps our youngsters goal-oriented, competitive and resilient to overcome hurdles, as we continue to be devoted to offering more enabling platforms for youth education and empowerment in our communities.”

This year’s competition will reward top 20 spellers and their teachers with over N8 million cash prizes, laptops and smartphones, among others. The spelling bee champion’s school will be rewarded with state-of-the-art ICT devices, while the champion gets the opportunity to become MTN’s chief executive officer for a day.