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Oluwole Christ the King school advocates talent discovery

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Director of Christ the King School, Samuel Oyedokun has said that their goal is to discover talents in their students and produce a new generation of sporting stars in various fields.

Speaking during their 9th annual inter-house sports competition, Oyedokun said, “I want to declare unequivocally that our goal is to discover God’s given talents in our students and pupils early, catch and coach them young to be the new generations of the likes of Lionel Messi of Argentina, Jay-Jay Okocha of Nigeria and Usain Bolt of Jamaica.

“We are looking forward to discovering among our children and students those that will be rated like the emergence of Favour Ashe as Nigeria’s fastest man and Tobiloba Amusan who was named Africa’s Best Female Athlete for the year 2022,” he said.

The inter-house sports competition which was held at the Ejigbo Mini Stadium in Ejigbo,  Lagos featured a range of activities and the students of the school displayed enthusiasm in the various sports competitions which included track and field events, football matches and scrabble.

The director thanked everyone involved in making the event a success, the parents, and also his Dad and Proprietor, Simeon Oyedokun finishing with a prayer, “Long live Oluwole Christ The King schools.”

The school principal, Thomas Opadokun was very glad that they surmounted the odds in their path and made the festival happen.

“We planned to have this since last year but the atmosphere and the situation of the country did not permit us to have it, we just summoned up faith that it will happen this year, and we set up the date, and it happened.

“Sporting activities are part of the school curriculum, we not only deal with letters, but we also develop the skills, we discover talents, and so as these children are growing, we want them to have the opportunity to also identify their God-given talents and develop them,” Opadokun said.

The school headmistress Augustina Onuoah also asked for the government to be more involved in sports developments, especially in private schools saying, “I don’t think the government is doing enough at all, if you look at the way the government is approaching sports, sometimes, they don’t encourage private schools, they concentrate on federal and state schools.

“Private schools should also be allowed to participate in general sporting events and that will make us have more athletes in the future to come,” she said.

Christ the King school Head Girl, Ayomide Adetunji was very pleased with the inter-house sports and commended the school for doing better than at the 8th edition.

 “I think the inter-house sports program is very good, it encourages inter-personal relationships and makes the students agile and happy.

“I think this one is even better than the last one, they spent a lot of resources to put this one together and I just think they are doing great,” Adetunji said.

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