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Proprietor tasks Lagos State councils on school sports



Former African 400 metres queen, Falilat Ogunkoya (right), presenting medals to pupils of Ferscoat Schools, Olude, Ipaja, Lagos during their schools inter house sports competition…recently.

THE Director, Ferscoat Schools, Olude, Ipaja, Lagos State, Mr. Felix Opata, has called on all the Local Education Districts in the state to put their searchlight on the various schools in the state to discover talents for the nation’s sports.

This, he said, could be done through the organization of inter-schools competitions among the schools in the state. Speaking during the eighth biennial Inter-House Sports Meet of the School where Blue House emerged winners at the end of a tension soaked competition watched by a large crowd, Opata said there were abundant talents in schools that could developed into international stars.

According to him, “there are talents in our schools but they go untapped and are lost to inactivity. Let us look beyond primary and college sports and take it to the next level. These children must not be left on their own. Developmental programmes must be put in place for these young and budding athletes to develop their talents and parents should support sports rather than castigating school owners.”

At the competition, Blue House won 11 gold, 10 silver and five bronze medals to come first in the college category, while Red House got eight gold, four silver and six bronze medals to finish second ahead of Yellow House and Green House respectively.

Red House, which dominated from start to finish, won the primary school category with 11 gold, six silver and eight bronze medals. Blue House came second with seven gold, five silver and two bronze medals, while Green House finished third ahead of Yellow House, which, however, won the march past event in the primary category. Blue House won the College category.

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