The National Finals of the Spelling Bee 2021 is scheduled to come off on February 6 this year irrespective of the glaring challenges of Covid-19 pandemic.

This year’s event would be held behind closed doors with only spellers, parents and guardians, as well as sponsors, to ensure the safety of all in attendance.

Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Young Educators Foundation, organisers of “The Spelling Bee” Ghana, Eugenia Tachie-Menson, revealed in a statement.

The organisers through the statement extended warmest appreciations to all who made this year’s event a success, despite the lowest number of turnout due to the pandemic.

“The Spelling Bee 2021 National Finals is a celebration of all those who continue to support us throughout our journey of making experiential education part and parcel of Ghana’s education system,” the statement said.

It added that “The Spelling Bee” contest had proven to be more than just spelling.”

According to Eugenia Tachie-Menson, it has continued to impact lives of pupils across the nation and for the first time this year, spellers from marginalised parts of the country participated through the introduction of a virtual platform.

The 2021 winner, she said, has the chance to appear on the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States of America to represent Ghana, the only African country that continues to participate in this International Competition.”

Other prizes include; products and souvenirs from cherished sponsors and partners.

The Spelling Bee is presented by Indomie and supported by DSTV, US Embassy-Accra, Citi TV, CITI FM, Rufus Green Parks, Goil, Ashesi University, Kenya Airways, Frankies, the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation, and the Links Inc.