Green House has emerged the overall best team at the 7th Biennial Inter-house sports competition of the Fadl-i-Omar Islamic Nursery and Primary School Agege held at the sports complex of Nojiu Kaku Memorial High School, Agege Lagos.
The sporting event which was declared open by the chairman of the occasion Missionary Abdul Fattah Edun, the Circuit Missionary Agege featured match past, athletics, tiny tot, slippers race, lime race, thread & needle, sack race, filling the basket, concentration race, balloon race, and three-legged race.
At the end of the sporting activities, Green House (dedicated to Alhaji Taiwo Fadlullah Adalemo) was declared the overall winner with 14 gold, 7 silver, and 10 bronze medals. Blue House (Alhaji Ayedara) came second with 13 gold, 5 silver, and 9 bronze medals while Purple House (Alhaji M.A Bankole) emerged third with 7 gold, 12 silver, and 6 bronze medals. Pink House (Mrs. Latifat Odukoya) secured the fourth position with a gold, 11silver and 10 bronze medals.
The Chairperson School Management Board Mrs. Aina Monsurat Titilayo commended the great efforts of the staff members and students of FINAPSA in making the school one of the best Islamic schools in the State in terms of academic activities, sporting events, and moral education.
She said the school takes sports as an integral part of its curriculum due to its impact on the physical well being of people. She added that FINAPSA had always been invited to participate in the sports festivals of other schools and the pupils had always performed excellently at the competitions.
She said: “Let me use this medium to express my sincere gratitude to Almighty God for giving us the privilege to witness today’s event. Sporting games are crucial to the physical well being of everybody, hence the Federal Government ensures that sports activities are organized in all schools. This is the seventh edition of this school.”
“Apart from this, our pupils are always being invited to several sports competitions in other schools and they have won several medals, trophies, and plaques. The school has also produced the best in all spheres of life including the military and medical professions. I, therefore, appreciate the collective efforts of the entire staff members for their commitment towards the training of the pupils in academics, sports, and morality.”
The School’s Headmistress Mrs. Kafayat Babarinde applauded the presence of parents and guardians as well as their support and cooperation towards making FINAPSA a model for all Islamic schools in the State. She emphasized that the management would not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that the school attained its goals and objectives.
The inter-house sports competition also featured old students race as well as parents and officials race. Winners were given certificates of participation. Dignitaries from within and outside the Jamaat attended the historic event.