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National private schools sports festival to debut in Abuja

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, in Nigeria has announced 18- 22 November as the date for the maiden edition of the…

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, in Nigeria has announced 18- 22 November as the date for the maiden edition of the National Private Schools Sports Festival to be staged in Abuja.

Speaking in Abuja, the president of NAPPS, Dr. Sally Bolujoko, NAPPS said the association wants to practically demonstrate the much talked about ‘catch them young’ as she said private secondary and primary schools in the country have the highest number of well-fed and motivated youths who can excel in sports.

Bolujoko said the sports festival would start from local government to state and the regional level from where winners would converge on Abuja from November 18 to 22 for the grand finale.

“We are mindful of the total, comprehensive upbringing and training of our children” she assured.

Dr. Bolujoko also said her association has the organizational structure to ensure a hitch-free contest from the ward, up to regional levels.

She disclosed that the schools have been organizing such contests in the past but stated that the challenge lies in bringing the schools to Abuja for the national tournament.

The NAPPS president therefore called on the ministries of sports and education as well as renowned philanthropists like Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chief Tony Elumeluand several others to support the laudable initiative.

“I am actually making an appeal to the Honourable Minister of Sports and the Honourable Minister of Education to give us some funding to enable us hold the maiden fiesta at Abuja. I also ask some other philanthropists who love to support education and Sports to come to our aid”.

The sports festival will feature team events like football, basketball as well as track and field events for both male and female students.

 

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