The much anticipated spelling Bee competition organized by the Junior Chambers International Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter (a non-governmental organization) held on Friday night at the popular Anglomoz car park. The event was in line to welcome freshmen into the great citadel of learning by the JCIN, OAU.
It was sponsored by one of Nigeria’s leading communications giant, AIRTEL Nigeria, and has as media partner, OAU Peeps News Agency.
The competition saw 20 contestants engage in a battle of word-spelling wits, spanning through three rounds. At the end of the rather tight first round, 10 contestants were eliminated and the other 10 moved through to the second round.
The second round was quite interesting as the judges had to provide words after words for the ever-ready contestants, who were not looking like they would misspell. The second round produced three contestants; for the final round.
The third and final round saw BALOGUN GEORGE – a 100 level student of the Department of Microbiology, with tag number 10, emerge victorious.
Winners at the competition went home with various delightful prizes ranging from an electric fan, electric blender, toaster, Oge Fashion designer bags and wristbands, bag of rice, bottles of vegetable oil, Airtel-branded water bottles, recharge cards, and GG branded designer shirts and others. Contestants who didn’t make it to the finals were also rewarded with various consolation prizes.
Other side attractions at the event include the presentation of praying mats to two of the audience by Airtel NG who were major partners of the event. The audience was also entertained by performances from various indigenous OAU artistes. The event eventually wound down with a fun-filled dancing contest that really thrilled the audience.