598 views | Stanley Ugagbe | December 16, 2020
A student of Angus Memorial Senior High School, Jemimah Marcus, 16, who won the Lagos State Spelling Bee competition, will become a one-day Governor in the state.
According to gistmania, Marcus emerged winner on Tuesday after a fierce battle with other students.
It was gathered that Marcus was presented with a cash sum of N250,000 at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa secretariat, Ikeja, where the grand finale took place.
Other winners include Ajose Sotin of Topo Senior Grammar School, Badagry, who was the first runner-up and got N150,000 and Rhema Edeh of Denton Junior Grammar School, Ebute-Metta, was the second runner-up, with a cash prize of N100,000.
In her congratulatory remark, the state Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, advised the students to commit more energy and time to their studies.
Adefisayo said, “As it is the practice, the one-day governor will be awarded the Lagos State Government’s scholarship to pursue any course of his or her interest in any university in the country. He/she and the ‘cabinet’ will also attend various cultural exchange programmes.”
The commissioner thanked the New Era Foundation, pioneered by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for initiating the competition.