Thursday 21-Nov-2019, 6:16AM / 1614



(L-R) ISERH 2017 BEST SPELLER - Komolafe Emmanuel of First Class High School, Ilesa West

and ISERH Director of Education Program – Miss Aanuoluwapo Ibiyemi


In fulfillment of its vision of making learning interesting to youth and promoting sound education - Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship & Health (ISERH) added another educating and healthy competition program to its list as it unveiled I-SPELLING BEE AND WORD SEARCH COMPETITION on Thursday 9th March, 2017. Sound education begets great nation that is why the city of Ilesa in Osun state wore an educative garment during the maiden edition of I-SPELLING BEE AND WORD SEARCH COMPETITION for public and private high schools, held at the Muslim Comprehensive College, Ilesa. 40 High Schools’ students who emerged the Best Spellers in their various’ schools’ Spelling Competition represented 20 High Schools, both private and public, from 3 Local Government Areas of Osun State – Oriade, Ilesa West and East, participated in the grand finale of the competition where the winner of the competition emerged as the ISERH 2017 BEST SPELLER OF THE YEAR.


I-SPELLING BEE AND WORD SEARCH COMPETITION is a competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a different degree of difficulty within a stipulated time and could as well be asked, collectively, to search for a word in the dictionary within a time frame. It originated from the meaning of assembly (bees are noted for collective work) of spellers. It is introduced by ISERH to: create enthusiasm in learners through searching for arrays of words in the process of preparing for and winning the competition;redirect the interest of high school students and youth at large from cultism and other social vices to a more fun, educating and rewarding competition that translates to better learning. It is as well designed to help improve the vocabularies of students and help reduce the negative impacts of words shortening they grow accustomed to via the use of social media – which then impact on their SSCE/UTME English Language and other subjects’ results.


 (L-R) Adigun Samuel of Holy Vessel Intl. College (3rd position), ISERH Program Director - Aderanti Abimbola, Ayoola

Victor of St. John's Comprehensive Academy (2nd position), Komolafe Emmanuel of First Class High School (1st position),

and ISERH Account Officer - Miss Fasilat Adigun


This competition ran for hours full of anxiety and enthusiasm among the 40 contestants and their colleagues that came to cheer them up, before Komolafe Emmanuel from First Class High School, Ilesa West topped the list of ISERH 10 Best Spellers of 2017 and got certified as theISERH 2017 BEST SPELLER. Amidst tears of slight defeat and ‘had-I-know’ feeling that greeted the declaration of ISERH 2017 Best Speller, Ayoola Victor from St. John’s Comprehensive Academy, Ilesa East, was declared 2nd; while Adigun Samuel of Holy Vessel International College, Ilesa East, occupied the 3rd position.


Omoniyi Amos of United Anglican Methodist High School II, Ilesa East came 4th; Adegbusi Sanmi of Ogedengbe High School, Ilesa West, came 5th; Lawal Rebecca of Methodist High School I, Ilesa West, came 6th; Mathew Timileyin of Methodist High School I, Ilesa West, came 7th; Afolabi Maryam of Al-Ikhlas Islamic School, Ilesa West came 8th; Awopetu Samson of St. Margaret’s High School came 9th; while Sylvester Monday of Osowusi Muslim High School, Iloko-Ijesha, Oriade LGA came 10th.


 Cross section of some of the participants


We hope that this competition is a challenge on every participating school and those who couldn’t participate this year to buckle up for the 2018 edition that promises to be superb and accommodate more Local Governments within the State. We commend all the participating schools and their students for giving their students the opportunity of subjecting their spelling knowledge to a test and we commend the courage of the participants. We hope that some of you that would still be in participating classes (SS 1 & 2) by 2018 would prepare yourself to defeat other contestants in your schools with the motive of representing your schools at the Local Government Levels and State Level.


A cross section of cheer leaders 


We sincerely appreciate our SPONSORS who relentlessly ever ready in supporting our programs. If not for these people’s supports, I-SPELLING BEE AND WORD SEARCH COMPETITION would never be a reality. THANK YOUEjire Akinola Bookshop, Ilesa; Waliyu Ede Spare Part, Isida, Ilesa; Transtudio Imo, Ilesa; Alhaji Abdulrasaq Ayeni (Chairman ISERH Board of Trustees); Mr. Musa Akinola; La-Charis School, Ibadan; ISERH Ambs. Bernard Uti and Ridwan Omidiran; all ISERH Management Team; and everyone who graced the event.


We acknowledge the participation and presence of the students and staff of the following schools for being part of the program: United Ang. Meth. High School 2 Ilesa East; Ijesa Muslim High School Ilesa East; Ogedengbe High School Ilesa West; Al-Ikhlas Islamic School Ilesa West; Osowusi Muslim High School Iloko Ijesa, Oriade; Ilesa High schools 3 & 4 Ilesa East; Muslim Comprehensive Govt. College Ilesa East; Deen-Nul-Haq Int. School Ilesa West; Methodist High Schools I, II & III Ilesa West; First Class High School Ilesa West; Oluwaloni Model Academy Iloko Ijesa, Oriade; Trailblazer High School Ilesa West; Reality High School Ilesa West; Holy Vessels Intr. School Ilesa East; Federal Science & Technology College Ilesa East; St. John’s Comprehensive Academy Ilesa East; and St. Margaret’s High School I Ilesa East.


ISERH Management Team (L-R): Mrs. Ossenat Abdulsalam (Member, ISERH BOT); Admin Manager - Mr. Sanni; ABC Project Director - Mr. Akinwole; Asst. ABC Project Dir. - Mr. Olayemi; Account Officer - Miss Adigun; Health Program Director - Mrs. Haastrup; Program Director - Mr. Aderanti; Strategist - Mr. Alawode; Agric. Program Director - Mr. Adeniran; Education Program Director - Miss Ibiyemi

All the students who participated in the competition were issued a Certificate of Participation to add to their future Curriculum Vitae (CV) as a mark of academic excellence, having emerged Best Spellers in their various schools.


Together, we shall make cultism less attractive and make education the dream of every child!!!




Aderanti Abimbola

Program Director

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