Mr Ayodeji Meduoye, the Principal of Ofedepe Comprehensive High School, Okitipupa in Ondo State on Friday urged students of the school to be active in sporting activities.
He said that active participation in sports combined with their education would help them build a successful career in future.
Meduoye made the urge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Okitipupa during the 29th edition of the School’s Annual Inter-House Sports competition.
“Most of our notable and professional sports men and women that are living large today, started from schools because they build a career in sports.
“Sports is a lucrative business, any student who can combine education with sports will create job rather than looking for jobs were there are none,” he said.
Meduoye, however, unveiled sports kits, jerseys and equipment to show the schools seriousness in sporting activities urging sports enthusiasts to donate more equipment to the school.
Meanwhile, Mr Mathew Adegorioye, the Sports Master of the school urged government to tap talents in schools and nurture them to future potentials.
In the results of the competitions, Akindele (Blue) House came first with 211 points, Jegun (Red) House came second with 188 while Adekanmi (Yellow) and Meduoye (Green) Houses came third and fourth with 179 and 138 points respectively.
The students took part in Javelin, Shot Put, Discus, 100 meters, 200m, 400m, 1, 500m relay race, long and high jumps for junior, senior boys and girls.