The African Spelling Bee, which involved more than 10 million African children, organized the fifth African Spelling Bee competition and confirmed that Nigeria and Sudan were the winners.
Every year, the African Spelling Bee Federation invites national spelling bee champions from different African countries to compete for the African Spelling Bee Championship. In the year Founded in 2016 by 10 spelling organizations from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, the competition involved representatives from 21 African countries and involved more than 10 million students across the continent.
Hosted at the Golden Peacock Hotel in Blantyre, Malawi, the event included not only the famous one-word bee, but also fun African general knowledge quizzes and a speed spelling competition to determine the team’s top prize. A series of reading contests inspired students to test their knowledge of our beautiful continent while instilling the Pan-African spirit.
Building a better Africa
“The Africa Spelling Bee is more than just a spelling competition,” said Aaron Kirunda, chairman of the federation’s executive committee. “Our dream is for these children and youth to build a deep and lasting relationship, based on excellence, respect and honesty, and hope that in the years to come, we will be the leaders of our country’s businesses and institutions. A better Africa,” added Kirunda.
The chairman commended the excellent organization by the Malawi Spelling Bee and their director, Lewis Mbala: “The organization of the event by the Malawi Spelling Bee was first class and Mbaula and his team are to be commended for their efforts. “We felt like we were in the warm heart of Africa by avoiding such a historic event,” he added.
“The 2020 and 2021 events have been postponed despite the incredible challenges bee societies have faced over the past few years due to Covid-19. The 5th African Spelling Bee was a tremendous success.”
The result was as follows.:
The winning countries in the group competition were as follows.
3. South Africa
One word per letter competition was held in Grande Finale, Junior and Senior categories.
The winners are as follows.:
1. Elozino Dafunkus Etule (Nigeria)
2. Caleb Matala (Malawi)
3. Kobina Idu Ampah Mensah (Ghana)
There were high places in the top category:
1. Widad Mohammed (Sudan)
2. Joseph Turibamwe (Uganda)
3. Operation of Opelowa Events (Nigeria)
The African Test tournament was won by a mixed team named after Table Mountain.
In 2023, the 6th African Alphabet Bee will be held in Addis Ababa.