26 C
Saturday, May 27, 2023

14-year-old Nigerian girl outshines 11000 contestants to win the 2022 MTN spelling bee competition, gets ₦2.5m scholarship award

An exceptional 14-year-old girl named Kate Ene David has outperformed 11,000 contestants to win a spelling bee competition in her home country – Nigeria.

Kate Ene David represented Intimacy with Christ International School, Nigeria at the 2022 MTN Spelling Bee competition. She defeated 11,000 other student representatives of various schools across the country to clinch the gold prize.

As part of the reward for her exceptional performance, Kate Ene David was appointed as a one-day Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Nigeria Telecommunications company. She was also awarded a N2.5 million scholarship, a laptop, a smartphone, and​ an MTN goody bag.

MTN who sponsored the competition also awarded her English teacher a N350,000 grant as well as donate state-of-the-art ICT devices to her school.

Join any of these WhatsApp Groups to receive Scholarship alerts on WhatsApp

The competition highlighted 20 top contestants including Divine Capable​ Agbo​, Rejoice Okechukwu​ and Ann Daniel who are the first, second and third runner-up respectively. They were awarded scholarship awards prizes worth over N5.7 million, Thisdaylive reported.

At Scholarship Region, we keep track of Scholarship opportunities around the world so as to inform you whenever they are available. We share a lot of opportunities in our WhatsApp group, join the group using THIS LINK to explore these opportunities.

Several scholarship opportunities are ongoing in the US, Canada and Europe. Here are some ongoing scholarships you should check out;


Flemish Ministry of Education and Training awards scholarships

Study-In-Belgium: 2023 Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships for International Students

Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships for International Students for master’s programs in Flanders and Brussels is to outstanding students from around the world.The...
DAAD Leadership for Africa Scholarships

Study-In-Germany: 2023 German Government DAAD Scholarships for International Students

German Government DAAD Scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience...
Rhodes Trust Scholarship

Study-In-UK: 2023 University of Oxford Rhodes Trust Scholarship for International Students

Application for the 2023 University of Oxford Rhodes Trust Scholarship has been announced for interested and eligible candidates willing to study at the Oxford...
University Of Manchester Global Futures Scholarships

Study-In-UK: 2023 University Of Manchester Global Futures Scholarships For African Students

University Of Manchester Global Futures Scholarships offer awards totalling £300,000 to international students, commencing their studies in September 2023. The scholarship is open to both...

The MTN Chief Officer, Adia Sowho noted that the completion is aimed at promoting the idea that “digital education is one way in which we can encourage people to embrace the digital space and enjoy the benefits and convenience that come with it.”

The winner,​ Kate Ene David, said the journey “has never been easy, but I studied a lot.”

Scholarship Reminder

Never miss a Scholarship Opportunity. Set a Reminder now to receive Alerts of Open Scholarships

Receive Scholarship Updates through our Social Media Channels: