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1,500 primary schools battle for Ogun Governor’s Cup

The Chairman, Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Femi Majekodunmi, has said a total of 1,500 primary schools in the state would be…

The Chairman, Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Femi Majekodunmi, has said a total of 1,500 primary schools in the state would be participating in the 3rd edition of the Governor’s Cup.

While flagging off activities for the commencement of the tournament in Abeokuta, he said the grand finale of the competition will be held on December 12 and urged the participating schools to respect the decisions of the organisers during the tournament.

He said “School sports is an important aspect of learners’ life as it helps in improving their health, as well as inculcating the virtues of discipline, hard work, patience, respect, teamwork, among others into them.’’

The Chairman enjoined the pupils to participate more in sporting activities to attain a better spirit of sportsmanship expected in the competition, noting that the essence of the event was to discover talents among the participants who would represent the State in national football competition in future.

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Earlier, the Director of Academic and School Service, Ogun SUBEB, Mrs. Kehinde Anifowose, said the event was another opportunity to positively engage school children, identify and raise future stars in the sports sector.

She also urged the participating schools to desist from “winning-at-all-cost attitude”.

Highlight of the event was the presentation of logo, jerseys, and decoration of the participants from the 20 Local Government Education Secretariats.