- Dr Bawuma, Ghana's vice president has surprised the winning team of the National Spelling Bee competition with an honourable welcome at the Jubilee House
- The team of staff and students from Alhassan Gbanzaba Memorial School was led by the winner Nadia Chelpang Mashoud
- Nadia's feat makes history as the first time in the history of the competition that the winner has come from the northern part of Ghana
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The vice president of Ghana, His Excellency Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has given the 2020 National Spelling Bee winning team, including the winner Nadia Chelpang Mashoud, an honourable welcome at the Jubilee House.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook page of the vice president congratulated the team, the teachers and the management of the winning school for their groundbreaking achievement.
"This is the first time in the history of the competition that the winner has come from the northern part of Ghana. I, therefore, congratulated the team, the teachers and management of the school led by Mrs Jane Alhassan and Mariama Alhassan for their historic achievement," he said.
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The winning team consisted of the students and staff from the Alhassan Gbanzaba Memorial School in Tamale where the winner Nadia, emerged from.
Ghana's vice president also used the opportunity to encourage schools in all regions to participate in competitions of this kind so that more hidden gems may be uncovered.
In conclusion, Bawuma wished Nadia Mashoud well as she prepares to represent Ghana at Scripps National Spelling Bee in the USA.
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