The Proprietor and Proprietress of El-Shaddai Comprehensive High School, Kiddies, Nursery and Primary Schools, Osun State, Evangelist and Lady Evangelist Adekeye Adesoye, have reiterated the need for government at all levels in the country to promote grassroots sports through adequate funding and other forms of encouragement.
The Proprietor and Proprietress who made the call at the 12th Biennial Inter-House Sports Competition of the schools held at the Osogbo Sports Stadium, said, the call became pertinent as the promotion of grassroots sports will help project and redeem the image of the country across international borders.
According to them, “today’s Inter-House sports completion is highly interacted and competitive. We put up this 12th edition in line with our resolve to develop the child in totality while it is to balance them so that they will be aware that life is not all about academics alone.
” There should be a balance between academics and sports and it is also helps nurture the children to learn how to serve and contribute immensely to the growth and development of the nation”.
“Evangelist and Lady Evangelist Adesoye said further that, ” we strongly believe that what is important in life is the foundation and that is what we are giving them today. We are also doing this so that when they grow up in life, they will become useful to the country, not only in academics but in other social activities.
“No doubt, for the fact that grassroots sports of this nature help project and promote the image of the country across national and international borders while there is need for government at all levels to promote grassroots sports through adequate funding and getting involved in it”.
They described this year’s edition of the Inter-House sports as better than the previous edition and urged all the participating Houses to take their positions in good faith.
According to them, “there is no loser and no winner. All the Houses are good and I am happy that sports is growing in El-Shaddai Schools. It means that we are not only focusing on academic alone, we take sports seriously so that our students can excel both in academic and sports after leaving school.
“Sporting activities is not for fun alone but it is contributing to the development of the entire body as well, so what we are doing today is not that we are competing alone but we are promoting our body for us to continue to be looking good and fit for the day”
The El-Shaddai Schools management however commended the administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the state for promoting sporting activities.
The Inter-House Sport witnessed the attendance of dignitaries from far and near as well as invited schools.
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