Tech-U Advance Academy, Ajoda, Ibadan has emerged winners of the National Spelling Competition for Oyo State.
The school established by the First Technical School, Ibadan, emerged the state champion on Friday, at the final stage held on the premises of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS).
By the victory, Tech-U Advance Academy will represent the state at the final competition holding in August in Abuja.
According to the school principal, Aina Esther Folashade, 10 pupils represented the school, with Master Famakinde David triumphing in the last stage.
Others are Olaniyi Bukunmi, Ilesanmi Darasimi, Fagbola Marvelous, Adepoju Rokeebat, Richard Oluwasohuntodara, Irewumi Okikiola, Adegoke Ayomide, Bakare Sodiq and Ogundare Praise.
Tech-U’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Ayobami Salami, expressed happiness at the feat performed by the pupils.
According to him, it shows that the secondary school is already making giant strides despite the fact that it is relatively new.
“I am delighted that we have not only emerged the Oyo State champions, but we are also going ahead to represent the state. This speaks to the quality of what is being imparted in the learners, and it perfectly mirrors what is going on at our university.
“Spelling activities are important for learners at all levels. Especially at the foundation level, they are key to language development because poor spelling is the bane of many users of the English Language. I am therefore glad that our pupils have demonstrated a solid foundation in the segment.”