The Universal Basic Education Commission has presented different sporting kits to Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board for redistribution to 1,016 public primary schools across the 20 Local Government Education Authorities in Lagos State.
The Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, on Thursday, assured the representative of UBEC that the items would be used for the intended purpose and would be handed over to the sports representatives of each of the beneficiary schools Alawiye-King informed that the donated items, which include Table Tennis boards, High Jump and Landing, Scrabble, Chess, Jerseys, Footballs, Skipping Ropes and many others, were part of the several interventions by UBEC aimed at promoting co-curricular activities among pupils.
The Permanent Board member in charge of co-curricular activities, Mrs. Sherifat Abiodun Adedoyin, said that LASUBEB desires mental alertness for all school children, saying that for children to assimilate well or even study, they must be mentally and physically fit.
Adedoyin assured parents that the sporting activities will not interfere with the normal academic activities of the pupils, noting that Wednesdays have been allotted for extra-curricular activities across primary schools in the State.
The representative of UBEC at the event, Alhaji Alabi Baba Asaju, maintained that Education can only be comprehensive if the cognitive (thinking), the affective (emotions or feeling) and the Psychomotor (Physical or kinesthetic) domains of a child are all developed.
While saying that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, the UBEC representative averred that the donated items would further promote sporting activities, esprit de corps and professionalism among the pupils.