Ritman University Hosts National Spelling Bee Finals

A thrilling spectacle it was at Ritman University (RU), Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday 27 July 2019 as the national champions of Nigeria Spelling Bee were crowned amidst cheers of joy.

Even the losing spellers got caught in the wave of excitement as participants savoured that glamour of the moment with gratitude to RU for being a capable host to all 61 spellers representing the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria as well as their coaches and officials.

Odutola Dolapo and Grace Idowu of Montclair College, Ogun State emerged the National Champions in Senior and Junior Categories respectively. Inyene-Abasi Afangide of Ritman College – who was the only student from Akwa Ibom State to make it to the finals – passed the first three rounds of the national final before she was eliminated.

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