Ahead of the maiden edition of the Headmasters’ Cup football competition which will commence on the 25th of April, 2018 in Ika South, the host who is the Education Secretary of Ika South Local Government Education Authority, Mr. Imasua Amino, has presented features for the tournaments which involves the head teachers of all government primary schools in the area.
He made the presentation during an enlarged meeting with head teachers where he also announced that the committee for the Headmasters’ Cup competition has been directed by the Ministry of Sport to include pupils from private schools in Ika South to participate in the competition.
According to him, the competition has been shared into six zones which include Abavo, Agbor town; Boji-Boji, Ekuku-Agbor, Ihu-Ozomor and Ihu-Iyase where all the schools involved will play against one another. He noted that the football competition will be on knockout bases, adding that provision for Jersey and boots have been made available for the finalists.
He said failure by the head teachers to present their pupils to play on their fixed dates of the game will attract a fine, hence, they should endeavour to prepare their pupils for the competition.
Speaking further, the education secretary said the importance of the game is to further encourage sporting activities in the school curriculum, pointing out that catching them young through sports is one vital means of solving some career challenges in children.
Mr. Amino concluded by expressing gratitude to God that his administration has witnessed much development through the proactive moves of the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa. He also appreciated the executive chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, (SUBEB), Hon. Sunny Ogwu, member representing Ika South Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Festus Okoh and the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Delta State, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, for the key roles they are playing to move both primary and secondary education forward in Ika South LGA.