iReadtoLive Initiative

Venue: Baptist Secondary Grammar School, Ahoyaya.
Theme: Transforming Civic Education & Literacy in Rural Communities.
Date: 2nd of June, 2023

The event commenced with participants and teachers registration at 10:00 am. Although fifteen schools were expected, only eleven schools were present, with two contestants representing each school. The main program began at 10:30 am and was hosted by Miss Yetunde Oladapo, one of the volunteers. Mr. A.A Daramola, a teacher from the Ogbomoso School of Science, delivered the opening prayer. Miss Oluwafisayomi Adeoti, the Ogbomoso Team Lead, then delivered a warm welcome speech.

The judges for the competition, Mr. David Adegbola, Miss Adedoyin Aderonmu, and Miss Oluwatimileyin Akeredolu, were introduced by Miss Yetunde. Miss Ogunwale Damilola, another volunteer, moderated the spelling bee rounds. She explained the rules and regulations before the start of the first round. Following an intense first round, six students were eliminated.

A short break was observed, during which the anchor engaged the crowd with icebreakers to reduce the tension. After the break, the remaining 16 contestants proceeded to the next round. This round was especially tense as only ten students would be selected for the final round.

Another short break followed, during which snacks and drinks were distributed, and the results were collated. The judges then announced the top 10 students who would move on to the final competition. The names of the successful contestants are as follows: Oladiti Best from Federal Government College, Shittu Toluwase from Anglican Model College, Oyelabi Charles from Smith International Baptist Academy, Adepoju Joseph from Anglican High School, Ademola Praise also from Anglican High School, Odetunde Precious from Mighty Miracle College, Olatunbosun Darasimi from Ogbomoso High School, Adeleke Joshua from Smith International Baptist Academy, Emmanuel Gold from Oyo State School of Science, and Ashafat Faridat from Relics College.

During the event, Mr. David Adegbola, one of the judges, encouraged the disqualified contestants not to see their disqualification as a reflection of their abilities. He also advised them to persevere in their efforts.The Team Lead delivered the vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to the teachers, judges, participants, and volunteers. She also informed everyone that information about the final round would be communicated to all. The event concluded with a closing prayer by one of the teachers, and it officially ended at 1:00 pm.

Overall, the Oluseun Onigbinde Literacy Award 2.0 was a successful event, showcasing the academic talents and dedication of the participants.

LIST OF SCHOOLS PRESENT FOR THE COMPETITION

S/NNAME OF SCHOOL
1.Angelican High School
2.Relics College
3.Oyo State School of Science
4.Agboola Adibi Millennium High School
5.Baptist Secondary Grammar School
6.Anglican Grammar School
7.Smith International Baptist Academy
8.Federal Goverment College
9.Mighty Miracle College.
10.Anglican Model College.
11Ogbomoso High School.

LIST OF THE STUDENTS MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ROUND

S/NNAME OF STUDENTSNAME OF SCHOOL
1.Oladiti BestFederal Government College
2.Shittu ToluwasheAnglican Model College
3.Oyelabi CharlesSmith International Baptist Academy
4.Adepoju JosephAnglican High School
5.Ademola PraiseAnglican High School
6.Odetunde PreciousMighty Miracle College
7.Olatunbosun DarasimiOgbomoso High School
8.Adeleke JoshuaSmith International Baptist Academy
9.Emmanuel GoldOyo State School of Science
10.Ashafat FaridatRelics College

THE EVENT IN PICTURES