A primary 6 student of the University Basic School, Angel Kwame Ankamah Arhin who represented Ghana at the International Spelling Bee competition in Dubai came 1st in the African contest and 3rd in the World contest.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said the award winner Tuesday, September 28, 2021, presented the trophies to the UCC Management and Management of the University Basic School.
“Angel Kwame Ankamah Arhin, a primary 6 pupil of the University Basic School, represented Ghana at the International Spelling Bee contest in Dubai. He came 1ST in the African contest and 3RD in the world contest,” it said.
The Cape Coast-based public University in the social media post added that “He presented the trophies to the University Management and Management of the Basic Schools on Tuesday, 28th September 2021.”
Angel Kwame Ankamah Arhin has joined 11-year-old Naa Koshie Plange a student of the Roman Ridge School who after winning the 2021 country’s edition of the Spelling Bee represented Ghana at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Unfortunately, Ghana’s best speller, Naa Manyo was eliminated at the preliminary stage of the Scripps Bee which started with 209 spellers from the U.S and around the globe and was held virtually amid the outbreak of Covid-19.
According to the officials of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the speller 18 and 11-year-old student of the Accra-based Roman Ridge School at the preliminary round when asked to spell the word ‘bêtise’ wrongly spelt it as ‘baitese’.