60 finalists of The Spelling Bee 2021 edition are set to battle for supremacy, the ultimate prize of GHS10,000 and the bragging rights as the best speller in Ghana.
The grand finale will be held today, February 6, 2021, behind-closed-doors with only spellers, parents, and guardians in attendance adhering to strict COVID-19 preventive measures.
It will be exclusively live on Citi TV from 1pm.
It will also be on Citi TV’s Channel 363 on DStv and Channel 182 on GOtv.
The Spelling Bee, a national spelling competition, which began 14 years ago, has had a substantial impact on the education of Ghanaian children in primary schools across the country.
For over a decade, Champions from The Spelling Bee have been the only ones on the African continent accorded with the honour of participating in the internationally acclaimed contest,
Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The 2020 finals saw 11-year-old Nadia Chelpang Mashoud from the Northern Regional capital, Tamale, adjudged champion.
She was billed to represent Ghana at The Scripps National Spelling Bee in the US, but the competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic which was causing havoc globally.
In a press release, the organisers of the competition in Ghana, Young Education Foundation (YEF), extended their warm appreciations to all those who have made this year’s event a success and wished all the finalists well.
The Spelling Bee 2021 National Finals is a celebration of all those who continue to support us throughout our journey of making experiential education part and parcel of Ghana’s education system.”
The Spelling Bee is presented by Indomie and supported by DSTV, US embassy, Accra, Citi TV, Citi FM, Rufus Green Parks, Goil, Ashesi University, Kenya Airways, Frankies, the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation, and the Links Inc.