Bothered by the declining situation of school’s sports in the pace-setter State, Oyo State ministry of education, science and technology has took a giant step to address the scourge by collaborating with private sports management firm.
The acting permanent secretary of the ministry, Mrs. Fatoki I. Ibironke disclosed this at Lagelu Grammar school Ibadan while flagging off a one-day seminar designed for games masters in all public
secondary schools in the state.
The workshop which was held for the games masters in all eight local inspectorate of educations (LIEs) in the state comprise of Ibadan city, and less city, Ogbomoso, Oyo, Irepo, Saki, Kajola and Ibarapa was organized by TKO Sports firm in collaboration with the Oyo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
The PS while addressing the participants during the Ibadan city and less city session expressed the desire and determination of Abiola Ajimobi’s administration to reposition and revive the schools’ sports
in the State, which necessitated the involvement of a schools expert,
the TKO Sports.
She however directed the firm to collaborate with the Nigeria Association of Physical Health Education Recreation, Dance & Sport (NAPHER-SD), which is the professional body of the games masters to
raise a communiqué after the workshop with view of presenting it to the government for onward implementation.
The Chief Executive Officer of the TKO Sport, Mr. Tokunbo Ladipo after completing the workshop expressed his delight over the successes recorded while going round the state to conduct the one-day seminar for the sport’s teachers, saying lots of factors affecting the work of the games masters were revealed.
He however promise a new dawn for school’s sports in Oyo State if all the new formulated policies can be well implemented and factors identified affecting the jobs of the sports’ teachers can be thoroughly tackled as promised by the government.
Photo captions: Some of Oyo State Sports Teachers and TKO Sports Crew
after a one-day seminar