By Faith Olatide
Government have been charged to look into development of school sports in secondary schools. This charge was given by various stakeholders at the 3rd Inter-House Sports Competition of KrisBethel College, Lagos state.
The sporting event which drew dignitaries such as the Lagos State commissioner of Sports, Hon. Enitan Oshodi, Chief Festus Okubule, Rtd. Fifa Registered referee and other dignitaries was held over the weekend at the Agege Sports Stadium.
Speaking on the need to engage students in sporting activities, the Principal, Mrs Oluwaywnisi Solarin stated that not all students can be good at studies; hence the need to encourage those with the passion for sports.
She also emphasized the resolve of the school to continue to breed future talents, “we already have a well known athlete that graduated from this school and by God’s grace, we hope to get more, we want to push it up to the international level”. In his remarks, Special guest, Chief Festus Okubule charged government to look into transforming the sporting world by looking into schools. In his words: “There is a lot of untapped talents in the schools. I believe that the future of Nigeria Sports is in the hands of the students”.
He however advised the students to be focused on their studies and to shun every act of violence and involvement in drugs. He said, “How many of you know Segun Odegbami, many people played with him, but he is forever remembered because he was studious, so do not neglect your studies because of sports, let them go together”.