Schools Fielding Non Students At Maiden Faith Academy Kaduna  Inter Schools Mini Sports Festival Risk Disqualification 

    Representative of  Rimi College, Senior Mistress Games,  Esther Andrew Pyop  speaking at the meeting.


    Any school that fields  an athlete that is not a student of  the institution  would  be  sent packing  from the maiden  edition of the  Faith Academy Sports inter Schools  Mini  Sports Festival,  billed  to  commence on June  22 in Kaduna.
    This  was part  of  the  resolution adopted  at the technical  meeting  ahead of the competition,  held  at the  Ahmadu Bello Stadium  Kaduna  on Saturday.
    “Any school  found fielding  non bonafide students shall be disqualified and reported to the Ministry of  Education  as well as paraded  before newsmen, ” the meeting agreed,  with Gabriel Ibrahim of Kalinat  Academy moving for adoption  of  the 15 rules  document,  with David Adele of Christ Ambassadors College seconding.
    Other rules adopted include permitting  only students that are not more than 16 years as at December  31st 2018 to participate.
    “Athletes must be bonafide students of the school  he/she is participating for and must have spent more than two terms in  the school with proven evidence, ” the meeting agreed.
    Chairman Faith Academy Sports Committee, and the Chairman of the Main Organising Committee,   Mr. Emmanuel Nden in his welcome address said that the meeting was in preparation for the  maiden mini Sports Festival.
    He said the meeting was to know  how many schools have  registered and inform them of the rules and regulations concerning the games.
    National Organising Secretary of the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON),  Mallam Abdulrazak  Usman which is the Chairman  Technical  Committee,  said the meeting was virtually  all about  a  technical session.
    He   emphasized  that  discipline  is crucial  in their  bid to  discover talents that would represent  the  nation in the nearest future.
    He said  that  two hours  before every event,  screening  will  take  place to ensure that they are genuine students of the school they are representing.
    Representative of  Rimi College, Senior Mistress Games,  Esther Andrew Pyop  said that being the first time an event like this was coming up, there is the need to make arrangements  for crowd control from the students who would be over excited.
    Former President of the National Association of Athletics Technical Officials  (NAATO),    Akpodeh Goodluck said that the initiative is commendable and  that  there is the need for more of it.
    He however called for amendment of the programme,  stressing that running  5,000 metres in the afternoon was not conducive.
    The two-day event which is organised by Faith Academy in collaboration  with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development,  North West Zonal  office  and YSFON will  be ending on June 23, and is expected to feature not less than 40 secondary schools from public and private sectors.


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