Sporting education has been described as very crucial to the growth and development of every child, therefore, sufficient school time should be allotted to sports and physical education, in order to catch young talents.
Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor on Primary, Secondary and Technical Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, stated this at the maiden edition of the Primary School, Governor’s Cup, organised by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), at the MkO Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Mrs. Soyombo appreciated the initiators for the laudable event, which he said, was in tandem with the present administration’s vision to develop all aspects of education, imploring public primary schools across the State to take sport activities more seriously, as academic and sports education complement each other.
In his welcome address, the SUBEB Board Secretary, Mr. Olalekan Kuye, noted that the event was organised to promote sporting activities in all public primary schools across the State, pointing out that sports play important roles in educating pupils, making them to develop a self-motivating spirit to be proactive, maintain balance between work and play, as well as promote physical and intellectual development.
At the end of keenly contested events, Obafemi-Owode Team emerged winner of the football tournament, while the Best Goal- Keeper award went to Sotunde Michael from Anglican Primary School, Ajebo; Nwopa Victor from Ijebu North-East team, received the highest goal scorer medal, while Mr. Alao Lateef of Ipokia Primary School, Topo, was declared Ogun State Best Sports Teacher Award.
Press Officer Ogun SUBEB