Wednesday, August 10, 2022

By Adedji fatimah

Government at all levels and school  proprietors in the country have been charged to incorporate sport activities into school curriculum in order to  improve and promote   sport development in the Nigeria.
The charge  was given by  the Founder and Spiritual Head of Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide,  Engr. (Prof.) Sabit Ariyo Olagoke at the 15th  Annual Inter House Sports  competition of  Shagaudeen Group of Schools,  Wakajaye in Ibadan.
According to him, government and  school proprietors  need to improve  the sport sector through inter house sport and other sport  activities,  saying   the  negligence which the  sector had suffered over the years was responsible for setback in the industry.
“Government need to  be sensitive to the  decline in the sport sector nowadays. The sport industry in the country is suffering massively from negligence and insensitivity of government and stakeholder in the sector. Government need to to take proactive measures to make  the sector vibrant again”
Professor Olagoke,  proprietor Shafaudeen Group of Schools  while  admonishing  Parents and guardians  to take good care of their children and wards  to become good Ambassadors noted that the nation through sports had produced great stars and sport ambassadors the past a d recently.
“In those days, government agents were often present at sport programmes like this to catch them young but the reverse is the case now adays. For instance we invited the state government and commissioner for Youths and Sport but none of them was here. These are some of the factors affecting  sport development in the country, he added.
A  senior Secondary School (SS3) student of the school Adesope Yusuf  who spoke with news at the event described the inter house sport as memorable and encouraging.
According to him,  the event was his sixth experience since his admission into the school adding that the exercise has really  impacted and  improved him.
“The exercise is an avenue for  we young ones  to discover our talents and skills in sport activities. Besides, it will also help us to develop courage to face challenges before us.”
Rosool House emerged winner with 96 points while Grand Ameerat House came second with 82 points.
The  Inter House Sport  competition featured  table tennis game and a hundred meters  race by parents and some  teachers of the  school.

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