MTN Nigeria has announced the fourth edition of the mPulse Spelling Bee competition, targeted at primary and secondary school students between the ages of 9 and 15 years, to inspire a love for language and learning while promoting healthy competition among them.
This year’s edition which began on August 21, incorporated a blend of digital and on-site models, with the initial two rounds taking place on the MTN mPulse website. The grand finale of the competition is scheduled to hold in Lagos.
The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), MTN Nigeria, Adia Sowho, expressed its unwavering commitment to education and youth empowerment, saying, “Words are the bridge to knowledge, we aim to build the future of our young learners, one letter at a time.
The MTN mPulse Spelling Bee competition is not just about spelling; it’s about nurturing a profound appreciation for language and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.”
He expressed the organisation’s readiness to ignite the flames of curiosity and excellence in the young minds, saying that it is also looking forward to its next ‘ One-day CEO’.
Since its inception, Sowho explained that the competition has empowered over 40,000 Nigerian students with digital skills, educational materials, and adequate resources to maximize their potential.
This year’s edition, he stated, will reward the top 20 finalists with over N18 million worth of prizes, laptops, smartphones, and goody bags.
“ The winner’s school will also be presented with cutting-edge ICT devices to facilitate learning. In addition to these, the winner will go ahead to become the next MTN Nigeria’s CEO for a day, and the face of MTN mPulse for one year.”
Students may register to participate at the mPulse website, provided they are subscribed to the mPulse plan.
Students who want to migrate to the mPulse plan should text the word ‘mPulse’ to 344 or dial 3441#. The mPulse website features learning resources and practice materials that participants can leverage for the competition.