The Principal of Federal Government College, Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Uba, has urged parents, community members and institutions to support sporting activities in schools to inculcate discipline and sportsmanship in students.
Uba, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Sokoto, noted that his students performed well at the just concluded inter-school sports completion.
He explained that his school hosted the 5-day event, which ended on Oct. 25 and it was hitch free.
He thanked schools that participated and their principals for the cooperation, and for ensuring smooth and successful conduct of the event.
According to him, 18 Federal Government Collages (FGCs) from North-western states of Nigeria participated in field and track sporting competitions in Sokoto.
He explained that the competition was organised by zonal management of the schools, aimed at fostering cordial relationship and understanding among schools.
Uba underscored the importance of sports in youth development, stressing that it increased competitive sportsmanship and integration among students, teachers and principals.
The principal noted that the attendance of community leaders, members of Parent Teachers Association (PTAs), government officials and other sport lovers enriched the event and motivated students’ performance.
He appealed for more encouragement from stakeholders, noting that sports motivated students for excellent academic.
NAN reports that Federal Government College Daura, Katsina State, emerged overall winner with highest medals received during the competition.