School Games Limited in active partnership with the Association of Private Educators in Nigeria (APEN), has announced the first ever Sports Competition for Private Secondary Schools across the Federation.
The organizers are prepared to host over 50 schools that will compete in the following Sporting activities; Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Swimming, Boxing, Fencing and Track and field events.
Happening for the first time in Nigeria, School Games is set to inspire millions of young sports enthusiasts across Nigerian schools, who will participate in the sporting event. The Games aim to foster healthy friendships and interactions amongst children from diverse ethnicities, thus promoting the one-Nigeria dream via the power of sports.
Adeyemi Egbeoluwa, founder of the Private School Games Initiative and a passionate educationist states thus; “School Games is a dream come true. For us, it is an expression of hope in the coming generation and their hidden potentials beyond the conventional formal education. I have come to realize that Sports competitions are key to the all-round development and growth of our Children. It is important to quantify, identify and aggregate the total contribution of private school talents to the pool of young and emerging sports men and women across the country. “While the public school sector has various initiatives sponsored by Government both on National and State level, those opportunities are few and far between when it comes to Private Schools sports competitions. School Games Limited is determined to fill this void by organising a world class multi-sport competition and marketing it as a platform where talented private secondary schools students can be identified, developed and nurtured.”
Over the years Government-run Public schools have produced some of the country’s most celebrated athletes globally. The Games will extend this challenge to private Schools to get more children interested in sports and possibly, pursuing a career in same. Competitions play a significant role in motivating students to effectively channel physical, mental and emotional strength for excellent performance while reinforcing the possibility mentality in young learners.
About Private School Games
Private School Games is an initiative geared towards cultivating skills and engendering community through Sports event management and marketing. PSG has the potential to be a defining engagement for the Nigerian sports framework .It provides a platform to identify, develop and nurture young talents. Students can participate in a rich range of sports commensurate with their abilities, teamwork is fostered, leaders are identified, moulded and pupils learn much about themselves and others; sports is a vehicle for personal development.
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Please note for picture: From left Dr. Femi Ogunsanya Chairman, Association of Private Educators in Nigeria APEN, Founder Private School Games Adeyemi Egbeoluwa, Prince Olusegun Kolawole Director General Sports Development, Lagos State Sports Commission the Private School Games 2018.