Angel Arhin, He made Ghana proud by emerging as the first in Africa and the second runner up in this year’s world Inter-Continental Spelling Bee competition held in Dubai. By this feat, Angel becomes the first African and for that matter school pupil to win such a prestigious award.
Angel Ankamah Arhin is a primary six pupil of the University of Cape Coast Basic School. He is 11 Years Old.
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.
Before bagging the award by placing 3rd at the Spelling Bee competition in Dubai , Angel won the inter-school’s tournament in Ghana and went on to represent Ghana at the international level.
He received trophies, a certificate of participation and medals from organizers of the competition.
A team led by Mr. Kofi Sekyiama Pobee, the coordinator who spearheaded the sponsorship for the boy, presented the award to Central Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan.
Mr. Sekyiama Pobee, thanked the Minister for her support and called on the Ghana Education Service to institute a scheme to support pupils who may participate in such international competitions because the honour eventually would go to the country.
He was full of praise for Angel Arhin’s lead coach, Francis Grant Mensah for his resilience which brought the ‘boy this far’ and asked for more of God’s blessings for him.
The Minister encouraged the award winner, Angel Arhin to let the achievement propel him to do more in order to excel in his academic pursuit.
“Your performance represented the power of your brain which is worth celebrating. This is to encourage the younger generation to learn from your achievement,” she told the award-winner.
She further encouraged parents to invest in their children’s education since they are the future leaders to steer the affairs of the country.
On his part, the Headmaster of the UCC Basic School, North Campus, Victor Addison, called on parents to support their children to read to unearth their potentials.