Winners have emerged in the Spelling Bee competition held in Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) and Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA)
Johnpaul Njemnaobi of Shasha Nursery/Primary School took the first position while Daniel Akwomakou of Shasha Community High School won first position in the secondary school category.
Twelve schools – eight primary and four secondary schools – participated in the competition, which held at the council secretariat.
The council chairman, Mr. Jelil Sulaimon, advised the pupils to listen to their questions very well before answering them. He said the competition was held to hone the pupils’ skills in spellings.
Wife of the council chairman Hadjia Kabirat Sulaimon urged the pupils to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship. She noted that contests made students to perform better in their studies.
Master Oluwafemi Olasehinde of Shasha Community High School, who was the one day governor in 2016, advised the pupils to see challenges as part of their contest.
Master Oluwafemi Olasehinde stated:
Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA)
Master Ikem Favour of Estate Primary School, Ile-Iwe Metta emerged the winner of the primary school category of Spelling Bee Competition in Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
Esiekpei Onome of Central Senior High School Okota beat others to the first prize in the secondary category.
Onyeagam Chidiebere of Akinbaiye Primary School and Ayebayo Precious came second and third respectively.
Evelyn Enwereuzo of Ajumoni Senior Grammar School and Oyelami Khalid of Okota Secondary School were runners-up.
The council Chairman, Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye hailed Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for initiating the Spelling Bee competition.
The competition, he said, aside helping students to improve on their vocabulary, also helps them to study hard in their educational pursuit.
According to him, his administration is on the threshold of returning public schools to its glorious past through interventions that would encourage pupils have equal opportunities with those in private schools.
To ensure this, Olaleye said the council has taken delivery of a 100-seater school bus that would convey students to and from the school.
According to Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye:
“In the next two weeks, we’re going to take delivery of another one and hopefully we would buy the third one before the commencement of next academic session. In all, we have earmarked three buses to ease the movement of our pupils.
The buses would pick pupils from Ilasamaja, Ajao Estate and Okota in the mornings and return them in the afternoon. This would allow the students to concentrate fully on their studies.”