In accordance
with the law of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), staff and students
of Alisimie Mixed Secondary Commercial School, Alisimie Agbor, in Ika South
Local Government Area of Delta State on 24th May, 2013 held their 3rd annual
inter-house sport athletics competition.

                The joyous day for the school
students and staff saw participants in various house colours, as athletes were
grouped in different categories between the junior and senior classes of the

                Speaking in an address, the
chairman of the occasion, Mr. B.O. Nwokoro (Principal Emeritus) expressed great
joy for the privilege given to him and also welcomed all that gathered for the

                He said he was once a principal
of the school between the period of 2006 and 2009, and saw the invitation as a
privilege to be back to the school.

                He said that sports have become
a tool for the development of children, adding that it is also a money spinning
venture for the young ones in the face of growing unemployment in Nigeria.

                The chairman commended the Delta
State Government who has in recent years directed all schools to organize
Inter-House sports/ football competition every academic year and therefore
urged parents and teachers to cooperate in making sure that the government
dream of talent hunt programme is realized.

                Mr. Nwokoro called on the
government and other public spirited individuals, corporate bodies, to
generously assist the school with cash donations and sport equipments.

                Also speaking, Chief J. E
Imudia, thanked God for giving the school the grace to organize the

                The community leader also
advised students to be serious with their studies. He also appealed to the
teachers to do their best at all times.

                Chief Imudia used the
opportunity to donated cash, two units of computer systems and printer to the
school. He called on sons and daughters of Alisimie community to support the
development of the school.

                Responding, the principal of the
school, Mr. I .E.Egbule thanked all that came, for finding time to honour the
school. He said the competition was organized to catch the students young in
other to develop their minds, hearts and body.

                He mentioned personalities who
excelled through sport and called on participants to join him in developing the
talents of the  children.

                The principal thanked Alisimie
indigenes at home and in diaspora for attracting government attention towards
providing new school buildings and urged them to do more.

                He enumerated some challenges
facing the school to include lack of library, standard laboratory, computer
studio, repairs of the school solar powered bore-hole, and lack of power
supply, which he said could hinder the advancement of learning in the school if
not put in place.

                He thanked those who donated
cash and equipment and wished all journey mercies back to their various homes.

                At the end of the competition,
the white house group under the patronage of chief Imudia won the competition
to lift the trophy.

                During the schools invitation
relay, representatives from Idumu Oko Primary school and Ime-Obi secondary
school, came first position in their race among other schools that participated.

                Presenting the prizes, Chief
Imudia congratulated the winners and encouraged others not see themselves as
failures, but see the contest as a challenge for them to build up their
sporting skills.

                He urged them to always read
their booksltism and other social vices, adding that with good knowledge
acquired positively will make them great persons in future. He appealed to the
state government to develop technical schools in the state to enable students
acquire skills that will help them fend for themselves after graduating.

                Speaking with newsmen Mr. P. I.
Adede, President Ika South Nigeria Association of Physical Health Education
Recreation Sport and Dance (NAPHERS) charged with the responsibility of
organizing inter-house sports and other sporting activities in the local
government, expressed satisfaction over the turn out of the students and
residents of Alisime community, noting that the school has done well to see
their 3rd annual inter-house sport a success. He said result collated was not
biased. He congratulated all the athletes for their efforts.

                He commended pressmen in Ika
land and also advised them not to be biased in their news reporting.

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