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EDE Prize Launches Spelling Bee to Preserve Yoruba Language

The EDE Prize for Language has announced the beginning of its first spelling bee to honor and preserve the Yoruba language.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the inaugural indigenous spelling bee aims to promote reading and academic performance among pupils in Lagos and Ogun states.

It will also promote a better understanding of cultural heritage and language diversity.

The competition is organized into two categories: lower, for children aged 8 to 11, and upper, for adolescents aged 13 to 17.

Bobo Omotayo, the EDE Prize’s originator, stated that the concept is a collaboration with Teammasters, a firm that organizes national spelling bees.

Omotayo stated that schools in both states can participate in the spelling bee for free.

“The EDE Prize for Language represents our commitment to promoting indigenous literacy and preserving cultural heritage,” he said.

“Through our partnership with Teammasters, the prize’s goal for this event is to inspire the next generation to be proud of their language and culture.

“We hope to empower young people by giving them a platform to demonstrate their language skills and celebrate the diversity of indigenous cultures.

“For the first edition, students from Lagos and Ogun states are eligible to compete for the prize. We invite schools from both states to participate in this culturally rich educational experience.”

Speaking about the project, Rotimi Eyitayo, founder of Teammasters National Spelling Bee, stated that the competition is intended to celebrate languages and traditions.

He stated that the competition will consist of numerous phases, including a grand finale in which finalists will compete for significant honors and recognition.

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