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Mandela House wins Greater Scholars sports competition


Nelson Mandela House (Green) celebrating their victory at the end of the Greater Scholars inter-house competition.

Nelson Mandela House (Green) has won the Greater Scholars International Schools, Ajah, Lekki ninth annual inter-house sports competition, which held at the Abraham Adesanya Estate Sports Ground, Ajah, Lekki Lagos.

The colourful event where parents, friends and teachers turned out to spur the children to success, featured competition in high jump, relays, long jump, basketball and others.

Nelson Mandela House (Green) topped the table with 14 gold, 11 sliver and four bronze medals, while Chioma Ajunwa House (Blue) was second with 12 gold, 16 sliver and six bronze medals, leaving Mother Theresa House (Red) in third place with 12 gold, 14 sliver and nine bronze medals.

Mary Slessor House (Purple) was fourth with 12 gold, five sliver and 12 bronze medals, just as Stella Adadevo House (Orange) was in the fifth position with 10 gold, 14 sliver and 16 bronze medals.

Speaking at the event, Managing Director of Greater Scholars International Schools, Mrs. Comfort Ukpong commended the students and teachers for their performance.

On his part, the chairman, MFM Football Club, Mr Godwin Enakhena, who was one of the invited guests, said sports and education are important in children’s lives and should not be neglected. “Inter-house sports is also a platform where opportunities are given to the kids to showcase their hidden talents and for them to be fished out by people that are willing to take them to the next phase of sports.

“A footballer who earns one million naira or above when he or she sustains injury, the career ends but with education he or she can continue. The place of Sports is important in a growth of a child and the place of education can not also be compromised,” Enakhena said. He urged government to provide more sporting facilities to enable the athletes function properly.

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