In 2017, 18 African Countries have confirmed their participation. The second African Spelling Bee will be held in Mombasa, Kenya between from the 19th – 23rd, July 2017.
The participating countries include: Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The event will have Senior category made up of High School Students (below 17 years) and Junior category made up of Primary School Pupils (below 14 years). Each category will have 3 participants representing their respective countries. Each speller in the Junior category will be issued with a copy of the book “Miss Uhuru 1963“ to read and prepare for the African Spelling Bee Championship and the book “Americanah“ for the Senior category.
The event will be officiated by the Deputy President of Kenya and the Minister of Education among other ranking government officials from across Africa.
The overall winner will walk away with a coveted prize of an Education Scholarship in addition to the many other prizes that will be awarded by the sponsors.