The Commandant of Nigeria Navy Secondary School, Borokiri, Port Harcourt, Ibrahim Musa Anka, has advised pupils to take sporting activities seriously as it part of the school curriculum.
He gave the advise during the 16th annual inter-house sports competition of the school over the weekend, saying that sport is a very important aspect of the school curriculum that affords school children the opportunity of not only exercising their body but could also afford them the opportunity to acquire different spotting skills that will stand the test of time. He added that the advantages of inter-sporting competitions to school children cannot be over-emphasized as participants will have the opportunities to showcase to their parents various skills acquired while in school.
The Commandant explained that the Nigeria Navy Secondary School gives equal treatment to all the pupils irrespective of the parental background, which according to him was the reason for the traffic among those seeking admission into the school. ,, adding that the school has qualified personals with high standard discipline.
Anka further used the medium to advise parents to always make enquiries about their word’s, saying that it will give them the general knowledge of the activities and performances of their children against a situation where parents only rely on what their words told them and the load will be left on the teachers.
Earlier in his remark, the Chairman of the occasion who was a former Minister for Transport, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, commended the management of the school for what he described as bringing back memories and urged the pupils to take their studies serious, saying that it is the foundation that will guide their future endeavours especially those who may wish to take sport as their carrier.
While calling on parents to have understanding and cooperate with the school management in terms of maintenance of the school facilities, he wished that managers of public schools should emulate in keeping to the standard of Navy Secondary School, Borokiri.
Also speaking, the Chairman of Parents/Teachers Association, PTA, Jeff Anyoku, attributed the success story of the school to the tireless efforts of the Commandant whom he said has devoted his time and resources for the good of the school. He promised to work with the school management to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers.
The 16th annual inter-house competition of the school which has about four different houses – Spiff, Madueke, Otipo and Saidu – ended with giving of trophies and other prizes to deserving contestants.