Ijebu-Ode Council Boss Grants Scholarship To NAPSGAST Medalist - The People's Voice


Saturday, September 17, 2022

Ijebu-Ode Council Boss Grants Scholarship To NAPSGAST Medalist

By Jumoke Adeogun, Abeokuta

The Executive  Chairman of Ijebu-Ode Local  Government,  Alhaji  Babatunde Emilola-Gazal, has given scholarships to medalists at the just concluded National  Association of Primary Schools Games and Sports competition. 

The eight medalists, who are from different primary schools, represented Ijebu-Ode Local Government at the competition, held at the Otunba Dipo Dino International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode. They won laurels in 100 metres, 200 meters, 300 metres and 400 metres track events.

The Council boss made the announcement when a contingent of the  medalists and the coaching crew paid him a courtesy visit on Wednesday, 14th September, 2022 at the Itoro, Ijebu-Ode office of the Council. 

While expressing his joy on receiving the team, he announced that Ijebu-Ode Local Government will give scholarships, covering the costs of uniforms and school fees, to the students, six of whom have just gained admission into Secondary schools, for their first year of study in school.

 The same will apply to the remaing two, who are starting Primary Six in the next academic session. 

He also announced a cash prize of ten thousand Naira for each of the student-medalists and one hundred thousand Naira for the coaching crew.

The prizes were presented to the students on Friday, 16th Septembet, 2022, at the Itoro, Ijebu-Ode office of the Chairman. 

At the event, which had the medalists, the Executive  Members of National  Association  of Primary Schools Games and Sports Teachers, NAPSGAST, Ijebu-Ode Branch, and parents of the medalists in attendance, the Council boss, expressed his appreciation of the success of the students and the giant strides of the Games Masters in training them. 

He applauded the athletes for their perseverance and endurance during the preparations for the games, when some of their colleagues opted out due to the seemingly tough situation in their camp.  He urged them to continue to be good ambassadors of, not only Ijebu-Ode Local Government,  but also their families and generation.

The chairman also admonished them to be more dedicated to their studies, explaining that education is the bedrock of all sucecces. He also advised them to shun vices, especially Internet fraud, cultism and prostitution, for them to continue to excel, explaining that the likes of Tobi Amusan, who are representing the country on the  international  scene,  also started like them. 

While appreciating the coaching crew, he implored them to keep up the good works, assuring them that their reward will certainly come.                                      
In his response, Mr O. D. Rosanwo, the Ijebu-Ode NAPSGAST Branch Chairman, commended  the Executive Chairman for his unflinching support and promised that they will be given more dedication to the training of student-athletes in the Local Government.  

Speaking on behalf of the medalists, Miss Nwakpa Kosarachi, appreciated the Council boss and assured him that they will strive harder in their studies and other curricular activities. He  promised that they will remain on the right  path and shun all vices.          

The medalists are Nwakpa Kosarschi,  Olusanya Morola, Abebefe Zainab, Badmus Jubril, Moses Friday, Gbemisola  Joshua, Alausa Pamilerin and Gbagba Rahman.

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