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Friday, 23 June 2017

16-year-old female student to be governor of Lagos state for one day after winning Spelling Bee competition

The 16-year-old female student who won this year's Spelling Bee competition is to be a governor of Lagos State for one day. Bukola Zoffun, of the Awodi-Ora Secondary School Ajegunle, also won the sum of N250,000.

The competition organised by the state Ministry of Education, which began since 2001, has the tradition of giving winners a chance to act in the capacity of the governor of the state for one day.

Speaking to reporters, Bukola said: “I have put in my best effort to have been selected at the preliminary level and here I am today a proud winner.”


She aspires to become a lawyer and expressed hopes that winning the competition will give her the exposure needed to realise her dream.
“I am very happy to be part of this competition, and I can tell you that this has given me great exposure that will help me to achieve my dream of becoming a lawyer," she said. “As the winner of the competition, I will have the opportunity to be the One-Day Governor, and I will equally use this platform to promote the need for girl child education, because what I have learnt so far is that every child has a right to education.”
The Lagos State Deputy Governor Dr Idiat Adebule, represented by the Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Mr Lanre Ogunyemi, said the competition gets better each year because of the effort of the teachers and the government’s investment in the education. She hailed the courage and boldness exhibited by the participants and said the government will introduce more curriculums to improve their learning standard, adding that government will not relent in its effort to reposition educational standard.

The first and second runners-up in this year's Spelling Bee competition,  Miss Rosemary Ogidan of Methodist Senior High School, Badagry and Master Philip Daniel of Yewa Senior High school, Agege, got cash prizes of N150,000 and N100,000 respectively.

21 comments:

OSINANL said...

CONGRATS TO HER...

ConTechsBlog said...

This is really good to hear, am impressed.

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ConTechsBlog said...

This is really good to hear, am impressed.

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Bossade said...

Blessed children

Vivian Reginalds said...

awww
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magazeti said...

what a talented and lucky girl :)

Tcheeomzy said...

WOW! Awodi-Ora Secondary School is my alma mater. Congratulations Girl!

Anonymous said...

Congrats girl..but wait o all dem british and american schools wit large school fees why dont deir student win dis or dont dey participate? ...speaking big english wit accent is nt writing or spelling dem..Go girl..Her excellency!

Anonymous said...

Need this for adults, it will be fun.

Anonymous said...

I feel so sad for Lagos state and this country as i read this news. 250k prize for the winner of a big educative competition such as a spelling bee is so meagre and discouraging. Where there no sponsorship for this event or private sector partnership to boost the cash prize?????
Education truly does not sell in this country, if it were a dance competition or a talent show, the winner get a star prize up to Millions of naira and reasonable consolation prizes for the participant. TOO BAD!!!

RareSpecie Z said...

Beautiful

Prince lexton said...

God bless you dear child.

Prince lexton said...

God bless you dear child.

Junia O said...

Spot on anon 16:33. Congrats to the girl

jay said...

Very True.our country values entertainment than éducation.God help us.such à Child is supposed to be given a scholarship

Anonymous said...

Congrat young lady for your interesting performance.

D great Builder said...

BBN==#25m, spelling Bee==#250k Education in Nigeria....

Uju said...

Nice one, keep going!

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Congrats to her. But #250k is poor now

Long live LIB

Anonymous said...

Where are the politicians, the predisent and Vice president, senate president, speaker, senator,honourables,dangote, the richest woman in Africa, CEOs of companies, banks, rich actors and actresses,Linda Ikeji and other rich people of Nigeria. This is when to display your health,if it's beauty pageants,movie premiere you will support. Your supports will encourage other student to study harder. Please support this girl.

Anonymous said...

Please lets have a National spelling Bee competition. The core North would be eluded of any category for 30 straight years. National Bureau of Statistics. In descending order ADULT LITERACY RATE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Sokoto
Yobe
Jigawa
Zamfara
Bauchi
Katsina
Kano
Kebi
Borno
Niger

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