“English hard” is a common Nigerian expression to underscore the difficulty in spelling English words and speaking the language. However, spelling bee competitions have always garnered the interest of a large part of the population due to their fiercely competitive nature. From aspiring students to their enthusiastic parents, spelling bee competitions have evolved from a contest to a popular culture.
The lure of exciting cash prizes, along with other incentives, has been known to intensify the spelling bee spirit, with children spending hours in preparation for the contest. Following the success of previous editions, leading ICT company, MTN Nigeria, has announced the third edition of the MTN mPulse Spelling Bee Competition.
The rewards for this year’s competition promise to be mouthwatering for the top 20 spellers receiving gifts. The overall winner, along with the first and second runner-up and their English teachers, will also be rewarded with cash prizes for themselves and their. The spelling bee champion’s school will be rewarded with state-of-the-art ICT devices, while the winner also gets to become MTN CEO for a day.
Speaking on the competition this year, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), MTN Nigeria, Adia Sowho said, “MTN is passionate about investing in the talent, potential, and dreams of young Nigerians and one of the ways we do that is with competitions like the mPulse Spelling Bee.” The mPulse Spelling Bee is designed to help students expand their vocabulary, engage in healthy competition and provide young ones with relevant resources to maximise their potential. We remain committed to providing more enabling platforms for youth education and empowerment in our communities. We hope this edition makes our kids goal-oriented, competitive, and willing to conquer future challenges. “
This is an amazing opportunity for students in primary and secondary schools between the ages of 9 and 15 to win any of the several amazing prizes and become a part of Spelling Bee history. Any student in this category can register to participate at https://mpulse.mtn.ng, provided that they are registered on the mPulse plan. Students who wish to migrate to the mPulse plan may text mPulse to 344 or dial *344*1#.
This year’s competition will operate in a hybrid mode this year as the first two rounds will be held on the mPulse website, with the grand finale set to take place at the MTN Plaza, Falomo, Ikoyi, on November 19, 2022.