How the Bee Works

Registration

Registration for the 2018 Kenya National Spelling Bee Championships will be conducted jointly through the Kenya Primary Schools Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA), the Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA) through their County Chairs and Coordinators and Kenya National Spelling Bee via www.kenyaspellingbee.com. Upon registration, all participants are required to read the 2018 Spelling Bee Manual which will be used to develop the Championship words at the sub-county level all the way to the National level.

Teacher Training

Sensitization and Capacity Building Workshops for the Head of English Panels to train them on the best ways to incorporate the spelling bee in their English lesson plan and how to conduct Internal School Spelling Bee championships and KNSB qualifier tests.

Preliminary Round

All class 5 to class 8 learners who register for the 2018 Spelling Bee Championship will undertake a written test so as to identify the top 3 students who will be representing the school at the sub-county championships. All participating schools will be expected to conduct internal school spelling bee contests to prepare the students who will represent them at the Sub-County Championships. Each participating school will be allowed three (3) participants to represent them at the Sub-County Championships.

Sub-County Championships

The top 3 learners who pass the written test from each of the participating schools will meet in their various sub-counties for the 2018 Sub-County Spelling Bee Championships which aims at getting the top 3 spellers in all the 300 sub-counties in Kenya. The top 3 spellers from each Sub-County will proceed to represent their Sub-County at the County Championships.

County Championships

The top 3 spellers from each of the 300 sub-counties will meet in their various counties for the 2018 County Spelling Bee Championships which aims at getting the top 3 spellers in all the 47 counties in Kenya. The best three spellers from each County will proceed to represent their County at the National Championship.

National Championship

The best three spellers from every County will battle it out for the Grand Prize and Title of the 2018 Kenya National Spelling Bee Champion at the 2018 National Spelling Bee Championship.

A total of 141 students from all the 47 Counties will pit their spelling skills against each other for the chance to be crowned the Best Speller in Kenya. The Best 3 spellers will represent the country at the African Championship

African Championship

The 2018 African Spelling Bee Championship will bring together the best 6 spellers from Primary and Secondary Schools from all over Africa to a designated Country for the 3rd African Spelling Bee Championship. Kenya will be represented by the top three 2018 Kenya National Spelling Bee Champions who will face spellers from over 22 African Countries.