Oluebeube Ogbonna Wins Igbo Language Spelling Bee

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City Speller Bee and Onitsha Business School organized the first Igbo spelling competition. Oluebeube Ogbonna was 14, a student at Divine Rays British School Obosi in Idemili North, Anambra State. She was crowned the winner.

To claim a N300,000. cash prize, Oluebeube beat 356 competitors from private and public secondary schools in Awka and Nnewi education zones. Oruche Chukwuma from St Paul’s Seminary Ukpor, Okeke Godswill at Divine Rays British School Obosi came in second and third, respectively, and went home with N100,000.000 and N50,000 cash prizes.

Participants were tested on their knowledge of punctuation, Igbo spelling and Igbo syllabication.