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National Spelling Bee Winners Unveiled

By Paul Mugume

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Enjuba in partnership with DStv Uganda have unveiled the winners of the final National School Spelling Bee competition at a function held at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The wining schools from every region faced off head on to compete for the top prize.

The final three winners of this competition from Hillside Primary School walked away with a full DStv Zapper decoder kit with one month free subscription and will proceed to represent Uganda in the African Spelling Bee Challenge that will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2017.

Schools from Busoga, Buganda, Rwenzori, Northern Uganda, Toro, Kampala, Eastern, West Nile and South Western regions all participated to compete for the top position.

Aaron Kirunda, CEO of Enjuba stated “After 3 months of intense school competitions, teacher training and holding regional finals, we are pleased to reach this significant stage of the competition.”

“We set out to make a difference in the education sector by enhancing literacy and comprehension among these children. This project has enlisted so much interest throughout the country and we are so excited about the victors of the National Spelling Bee Competition,” he added.

Phoebe Nakabazzi, DStv Marketing Manager remarked; “We have taken this major journey together and DStv Uganda is proud to be affiliated in this initiative with the National Spelling Bee and Enjuba. We are certain that we are positively impacting the lives of our future leaders not only through our educational channels but also through strong partnerships.”

The winner of the African Spelling Bee competition will get a scholarship to study an undergraduatedegree at Monash South Africa.