by Isi Esene
TeamMasters Ltd. in commemoration of the International Spelling Day, recently, flagged off the 5th edition of the TeamMasters international spelling bee competition.
This year’s competition is being organized in conjunction with the US Consulate and will feature in 10 states of the federation, which provides a bigger participating opportunity for interested participants in other states.
The public diplomacy officer US Consulate General, Rhonda Watson encouraged students to invest in their education, their dreams and ultimately, their futures. She stated that the competition would serve as an eye opener and expose them to greater challenges.
The competition will be a redeemer in a time where the reading culture in our generation has declined. Fela Durotoye, a motivational speaker and nation builder noted that reading problem is creating a leading problem in Nigeria and the spelling bee competition will bring back that culture. “You read, you lead. You learn, you earn,” he said.
Rotimi Eyitayo, the project director of the spelling bee competition, said that one of the reasons for the competition is to help Nigerian students build their confidence and one of such ways to do that is through the spelling bee competition.
The competition is open to students between the ages of 6 – 17 years old and students can either register individually or through their schools.
Registration is open till 31st of December 2012. Interested students should log on to www.spellingbeenigeria.com for an opportunity to be confident, out spoken and become a one day consular general!
The Competition is meant to help all students develop healthy competitive skills as well as improve on previously acquired knowledge. This initiative will serve as our contribution towards adding value, community development, social welfare and integration.
We have had 4 successful editions, channeled towards making an impact we intend to increase our level of impact to all Nigerian students thereby improving their spelling, increasing their vocabularies and developing their correct usage of English words for better educational background.
The competition is in four stages: The In-house stage, the District stage (Lagos alone), the State finals stage and the National finals.