Grace Idoighere from Maths Dept. Wins Uniben Spelling Bee 2017

The grand finale of the Uniben Spelling Bee 2016/2017 session, organized by Campus Metro  has ended with Grace Idoighere, a 400 level student from the department of Mathematics emerging the winner.

The event which was held at the Main Auditorium, University of Benin, saw over 70 persons contesting for the star prize of a brand new laptop and a hundred thousand naira in cash.

The audience were certainly not left out in the action, as expression of tension, joy and excitement could be seen clearly on their faces, as they watched their friends, loved ones, course mates compete for the prize.

The last round in the competition saw Akande Opeyemi Olamide from the TSD 100 level, Abbas Abubakar Atepe, 500level Law and Grace Idoighere standing after spellings and misspellings from the various participants through the several rounds.

At the end, Akanbi Olamide emerged the 1st runnerup winning a prize of 50,000 naira cash and a tablet. Abbas Atepe became 2nd runner up with a prize of 30,000 naira and a smartphone.

The star making event was graced by the presence Prof. Osariemen Benson Osadolor, the Dean of students’, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, the P.R.O of the University, and the great Vice Chancellor Prof. F.F.O Orumwese ably represented by Prof. Osagiede, the immediate past Dean of students’.

Also in attendance were Excos from the SUG students governing body, and a host of other dignitaries.

Artistes and stars from the University were present to thrill everyone present with good comedy, music as well as spoken words.

See photos from the event here. Even more photos, videos and coverage of the event will be made available soon on and eUniben App

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