His Excellency, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Governor of Lagos State has approved for a pilot study, the following sports disciplines,
Others sports involved in the program are listed in the annexure to this write up.
It is important to point out, at this juncture, that in the wider concept of this program, sponsors, depending on available funds, could adopt
There is need to emphasize here, that the program, which is all-year-round, is designed not only to develop these talents into elite athletes, but to build them into wholesome personalities – ambassadors for state and country, and role models for the younger ones.
There should be no distinction between public and private schools. Empherical data in our possession shows that the non-inclusion of Physical Education (PE) properly as a subject in the Curriculum of our Primary/Secondary Schools, is a major reason for the lack of interest and development of our youths to sporting activities, acquisition of proper sporting skills and rules, spotting and development of latent talents and consequentially, the swindling of our State in grassroots sports.
In order to reverse this downward trend, we are advising that proper Physical Education (PE) as a scoring subject be re-introduced and made compulsory in our schools from Primary to at least JSS 3 in our Secondary schools, where there must be at least a PE teacher in every school to teach this subject with 200 (two Hundred) minutes of teaching period per week, of 40 (Forty) minutes period per day as a Government Policy. There is a need to recognize the fact that as at May, 2008, there are 1570 (One thousand five hundred and seventy) and 5391 (Five thousand three hundred and ninety-one) public/private schools respectively in the State as follows:-
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