FGCE hosted its’ 41st annual inter-house athletics competition on February14, 2014 at the college sports field. The event was attended by parents, staff, students and friends of the school.
Attendees included Special Guest of Honor – Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike – Hon. Minister of Education; Chairman of the event – Sir Rob O. Anwatu, CEO Roban Group of Companies; Guest of Honor – Barr. D.C. Uwaezuoke, Director Basic & Secondary Education; Chairman Planning Committee – Mr. O.E. Dimgba VP Special Duties (FGCE) and Sports Mistress – Mrs. Olebuike (FGCE). Booths were available for vendors, and event sponsors comprised of Roban Stores and Glo telecommunications.
All school houses had to compete in a march past and different sports categories i.e. races, high jump, shot put, discus and javelin. Scoring was based on a points system for the games and the march past formation. Additional points were given to the competing houses based on results of spot inspections for punctuality, orderliness, decoration, and the house flag display.
According to the Principal, Mrs. Irene Ifejika, the event speaks to the commitment FGCE has for, and the importance placed on recreational activities.
The annual sports day is an important event in the life of every student or college. Sports itself is an indispensable part of study. A school without sports is unthinkable, as sports have become an integral element of present day education. It gives structure, discipline, and fulfillment and also serves as a medium through which future talent can be nurtured.
The event was fun, dynamic and inclusive. In addition to the main competition categories for the secondary school athletes, voluntary organizations and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) participated in the march past. Races were also included in the program for nursery school kids, alumni, faculty (academic, administrative and executive staff), national youth corpers and parents.
Congratulations to the overall Top Teams and Houses!!!
- 1st Place: Honesty House
- 2nd Place: Peace House
- 3rd Place: Unity House
- 4th Place: Liberty House
- 5th Place: National House
- 6th Place: Independence House
*Materials and pictures for this article contributed by IK Agbim (Class of 1983), who also attended the event.