St. Gregory’s College, 54 others for GCU Relays 2019
A record number of entries have been recorded for this year’s edition of the Government College Ughelli (GCU) Relays. As of yesterday, 55 schools have confirmed their participation for the event scheduled for November 16 at the GCU modern Tartan Tracks, the organisers said yesterday.
The new participants include St. Gregory’s College Lagos, Government College Sagbama and Yewa College Ilaro amongst others.
According to the organisers, the GCU Relays Digital page on Facebook had witnessed increased activities in recent days with the total reach of over 7,000 followers given the awareness potential for the games. Also, about 1,371 persons are actively interacting/chatting on the page daily.
The GCU Relays is an initiative of the GCUOBA Worldwide led by its President Arc. Ovo Charles Majoroh.
Among other cardinal objectives, the GCU relays is the revival and enhancement of healthy sports rivalry among secondary schools in Nigeria.
“Also, the event is to progressively build and cement healthy interaction between secondary schools and students from different states of the federation, for the unity and progress of Nigeria,” Majoroh stated.
Last year’s edition received about six schools from outside Delta State, including Igbobi College, Lagos, Edo College, Benin City, and Government Secondary School, Afikpo.
Tartan Tracks builders and donors, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SDPC) have kept faith with the maintenance of the facility on an annual basis.
Ex-Olympians including Brown Ebewele and Henry Amike have confirmed their presence and endorsement of the GCU Relays on November 16.