Monday, October 25, 2021

Physical fitness key to better academic performance - CGN President


President of Commonwealth Games Nigeria, Engr. Habu Gumel, has advised schools to ensure students undertake sports alongside their academic activities, saying the former helps to enhance academic performance.

“We believe that when students are physically fit, they will achieve more academically. Sports develop a sense of friendliness among children and team spirit,” he said when he led a team of Queens Baton Relay to Aduvie International School Abuja, on October 17.

According to him, “Sports help children to gain higher level of mental and physical alertness.”

“Commonwealth Games Nigeria is, therefore, using the arrival of the Queen’s Baton in our shores to raise awareness of our partnership with schools which is in line with the values of Commonwealth Sports Foundation.

“It is, therefore, a good omen that the Queen’s Baton is visiting Aduvie today which will no doubt encourage students to embrace the culture of sports and its benefits,”he said.

The Queen’s Baton for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is moving across the 72-member countries and territories of the Commonwealth.

Nigeria is its third stop, and first in Africa. From here the Baton goes to Gambia and ends up in Birmingham at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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