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11-Year old Ghanaian boy wins spelling bee competition in Dubai

Young Africans are making history as an 11-year-old Angel Arhin from Ghana wins a Spelling Bee competition in Dubai for the first time. Angel, who represented Ghana had previously won the competition in Ghana and has now emerged as the second Runner up of the inter-continental Spelling Bee competition held in Dubai.

Reports state that the 11-year-old pupil of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Basic School’s runner-up position makes him the first African and a Ghanaian pupil to win that prestigious award. The contest was organized by the Edupro Organisation Ghana, with sponsorship from his parents and the Regional Minister because the Ghana Education Service (GES), has no package for such international events. 

Previously, one Afua Ansah who was once a Spelling Bee Champion in 2016 was admitted into one of the top Ivy League Universities in the United States, Cornell University where she is studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. Afua Ansah had represented Ghana at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States and emerged among the top 20. She also became the first African to ever reach the top 20 in that competition. 

Angel whose sponsorship to the competition was made possible by a team led by Mr. Kofi Sekyiama Pobee presented the award at the Regional Coordinating Council to Mrs. Assan on Monday.

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