Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sports an essential component of academic activities


Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule has urged schools to continually engage pupils in athletics activities, saying such engagements do not only enhance learning but also inculcate leadership qualities in learners.

Speaking at the third inter house sports competition of Babcock University Schools, Ogba, Lagos, held at Agege Stadium, Adebule, represented by the Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, said children needed positive avenues to direct their energies apart from academics, as it would help them develop physically, emotionally and mentally.

She said it was this understanding that prompted the state government to invest hugely in the sector since sports was connected to youth development and could be used as a catalyst to create job opportunities, alleviate poverty and reduce crimes.

She said, “Inter-house sports competitions, no doubt, are an integral component of any serious academic activity. Of most significance is the fact that it enhances the spirit of friendship, unity and togetherness amongst the students, whilst promoting healthy competition. When they come together in this manner, there is a tendency for them to interact better and keep away from vices and other negative behaviours."

Read more at https://t.guardian.ng/sport/sports-an-essential-component-of-academic-activities-says-adebule/

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