Education district ii holds its annual sports festival 

Images at the Y2022 Education District II Annual Sports Festival held recently at the Civil Service Model College, Igbogbo, in Ikorodu. … As TG/PS Restates Commitment to Talents Discovery Among Students  The Tutor-General and Permanent Secretary of Education District II, Mrs. Anike Adekanye, has said that the Y2022 annual Sports Festival served as a platform to discover the inherent sporting talents among students across the district.


Speaking at the event held recently at the Civil Service Model College, Igbogbo, in Ikorodu, Mrs. Adekanye noted that the sporting event was designed to key into the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains of learning among students in order to produce ‘complete’ students who will be able to discover their affinities and areas of interest early in life.

The Tutor-General explained the desire of the government to identify the skills of students beyond academics informed the establishment of comprehensive schools in different locations across the State.

Explaining the need to go beyond only academics in the discovery of talents,  the Permanent Secretary disclosed that the District has secured the Governor’s approval for the establishment of a Sports College.

Her words: “All our students can’t be Medical Doctors or Engineers; Education District II is gifted with wonderful and brilliant students who are academically knowledgeable and also talented in co-curricular activities and can be able to compete favourably with any student in Nigeria and the entire world”. “What these students need is encouragement and early discovery of their inherent gifts. We will continue to pray for them to succeed and we will not relent in letting them realise that they can make it in life like some popular athletes out there who are now wealthy through their talents and not through unscrupulous means”, she added.

Mrs. Adekanye expressed the belief that in the next 10 years another set of wonderful athletes would have emerged among the student-athletes in Lagos State, maintaining that education has gone beyond academics alone.

Also speaking, the Director of Co-curricular and Technology in District II, Mrs. Adebimpe Otunaike, said that irrespective of the diverse natural gifts among the students, they need a platform through which they can display their talents and make the best use of them, hence the approval for the annual sporting festival event.

“These students have inherent gifts that can only be discovered if a platform is created for them and that’s what the Lagos State Government has done for them. Among these students are good table tennis players, good swimmers and footballers among other sporting activities. The district has engaged them gainfully and we will continue to counsel them on how to make a good career from their diverse gifts while we will also not relent in emphasising the importance of education to them as well”, she stated.

The Director, however, pleaded with parents to also give room for their children to participate in sporting activities, encourage them where necessary and also complement the efforts of the government to help nurture and see them grow in their different areas of interests, dreams and passions through exposure.

At the end of the sports competition, Ikorodu Zone emerged as the overall winner followed by Somolu and Kosofe Zones respectively.

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