Sports Enthusiast Tasks Govt On Sports Dev

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A United States based Nigerian, Mr Chuks Akpamgbo has urged the Enugu State Government to give adequate attention to school sports to produce future talents for the country.
The sports enthusiast made the call in Enugu on Monday during the 2019 Inter-House Sports of the Girls Secondary School, Abakpa Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state.
Akpamgbo, who was the chairman of the occasion, expressed satisfaction with the performance of the students in the sports competition, saying that the sky would be their limit if their talents were harnessed.
“The students performances were wonderful and I think the sky will be their limit because the students have talents and I hope they will go places.
“As for the school, they need government support to sustain this programme to lift the administrators, teachers and the students morale,” he said.
Akpamgbo was optimistic that the new administrators led by Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi would do more about school sports.
In her remarks, the Sports Director, Enugu State Post Primary School Management Board (PPSMB), Mrs Martina Ugwu said that the board believed in the totality of child development and not only in academics.
“Today is a special day for Girls Secondary School Abakpa Nike and the girls were very active.
“The reason for the inter-house sports is to catch them young and besides, some students are good academically while some are good in sports so that is the essence of this event.
“We have talented students in various schools and we believe in totality of child development not only academics.
“This is sports at the grassroots and from here the best will represent their schools at the local government council and from there to the state, till they reach international level,” she said.
Earlier in her address, the Principal of the school, Mrs Francisca Eze said that the inter-house sports was an annual event.
Eze commended the state Governor, Ugwuanyi for giving sports a prominent place in the state educational programme of secondary schools.
“Inter-House Sports is one of the activities in the school system that promotes healthy rivalry among the staff and students,” she said.
The highlight of the inter-house sports were field and track event, marching, cultural dance, boxing exhibition bout and other competitions among invited schools.
At the end of the event, Blue House was adjudged the overall winner of the Inter-House Sports by the organisers followed by the Purple House.
Yellow House was adjudged the third best, Green House finished fourth while White and Pink House finished fifth and sixth respectively. (NAN)