Despite Setbacks, Boki Born Pearl Shines At Dubai International Spelling Bee

In Breaking News, Education, International News

By Patrick Obia

Despite monetary challenges, the Nigerian contingent to the International Spelling Bee competition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates made the country proud after winning three out of six coveted positions.

The country participated in Categories 5 and 6 which are for Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary schools.

And, Boki born Pearl Koshi Etika-Matthews of Sweetest Kiddies Empire/Eni Memorial High School, Calabar, Cross River State came 2nd in the junior category whilst Oni Inioluwa Daniel and Olujobi Oluwadarasimi Opeyemi of the Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State emerged first and third respectively in the senior category.

Also, Nanret Adamu from St. Augustine College, DU, Jos, Plateau State emerged the most promising speller in the Senior category.

The competition held on Friday 24th September at the Best Western, Hotel Deira Creek in Dubai with the Nigerian Consul having to donate USD500 to help foot the about USD4,000 bill left.

The Nigerian contingent had seven students led by Mr. Akin Olu-Philips, the executive director Of Peat Philips Foundation which is the franchise owner of the International Spelling Bee.

And, Nikita Nkese, the creative director of Sweetest Kiddies Empire, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), said miss Pearl shone through the Sweetest Kiddies Spelling Bee.

Nkese said the NGO has been contributing greatly to the educational and holistic needs of the Nigerian child with the bee aiming to inculcate the love for reading, spelling and the ability to develop self confidence in children across three States in the country.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On Today

You may also read!

Despite Ailing Airline Deal And Privatization Agenda, Ayade Announces Plans To Buy Ships

By Jonathan Ugbal Cross River Governor, Benedict Ayade on Monday announced plans by the State to purchase seagoing vessels


Capacity Chairman: Vena Jibes Former PDP Chair Edim, Rejects Sobriquet

By CrossRiverWatch Admin The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Venatius Ikem Esq. has


Ex-Agitators Barricade Governor Ayade’s Office Over Unpaid 3 Years Stipend

By Ike Uchechukwu, Vanguard Former members of Bakassi Strike Force, BSF, numbering about 150 in the early hours of


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now