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Okowa: No School Will Be Approved Without Sporting Facilities

…Headmasters Cup, Principal Cup Return

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, says he has given directives that no school should be given academic approval unless they have relevant sporting facilities.

He was speaking at the Nigeria Olympic Committee Awards Nite in the course of the just concluded African Senior Athletics Championship. “Most of us in this hall came through the public school system and we had all sporting facilities, so I cannot see why we are retrogressing now in sports.

He continued: “Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, gave old Bendel State but today we are struggling to get ourselves on top of Nigerian sports were we use to reign supreme, because school sports have been relegated to the background over the years.

The Governor also announced that he has ordered the return of the Headmasters’s Cup among  primary schools in the state, while the Principal’s Cup for secondary schools will be sustained. He noted that with the biggest stars in sports coming from schools in the yore there is urgent need to rediscover   the root of our greatness in sports.

The NOC Awards   was part of the even the climaxed the successful holding of the just ended, African Senior Athletics Championship.

 

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