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SBA, its epoch Inter-House Sport

The Director, SDA, Mr. Adebayo Dan’Azumi (2nd left); his wife, Mrs. Dan’Azumi (3rd left); Kwara State Director of Sport, MallamTundeKazeem and others in a group photograph with 1st, 2nd and 3rd position

By Isiaq Alafinju  | +234 808 812 2935

The Skill Building Academy (SBA) Health and Fitness day may have come and gone, but the memories no doubt, remain fresh on the minds of the honoured pupils, staff and management of the school and the community at large. The event was one many would not love to miss.

When the staff and management of SBA took up a different initiative from the popular trend of annual Inter House Sports in other schools and colleges across the country, the school used a single stone to kill two birds, as they use the event to showcase the importance of health and fitness in our society.

Health they say is wealth and very important to human existence. It is regarded as life because without sound health, life cannot exist. In fact, about seventy-five percent of the human body should be healthy and fit.

A university don and the Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association, Kwara State Chapter, Dr. M.S Solagberu, who was the guest speaker at the events defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.

He quoted the World Health Organization to have defined fitness as, “the ability to meet the demands of the environment, one's ability to perform normal daily routine including sports without stress or unnecessary tiredness and be able to survive danger”.

He defined wellness, quoting from the same source as “an active process of becoming aware of choices and making those choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness; it is a dynamic process of change and growth, a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential”.

The state chairman maintained that an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to living a higher quality life. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being.

In turn, our well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It's an ongoing circle therefore, it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress and reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.

Solagberu noted that 30 minutes of movement a day can enhance your academic performance, help to sleep and feel better, checkout the Aggies campaign for student-centered strategies to incorporate more movement into someone's day.
He stressed that sacrificing sleep may help you catch up on work or your favourite show, but once your sleep routine falls apart, the rest of the body goes out of balance. This is to point out that getting 7-9 hours of sleep is essential for being your best physically, emotionally, academically and socially.

The don advised Nigerians to avoid smoking, drinking of alcohol, and use of unprescribed medications.

He also warned against the use of drugs to enhance physical performance in any way, he warned.   

In his welcome address, the Director, Skill Builders Academy, Mr Abdul Adebayo Dan Azumi, said the event was organised in commemoration of the World Health Day and also to ensure that the pupils of the school and parents are fit for life.

Speaking further, he said, "unlike last year when the learners competed in eight events, this year, we have increased the events to 15 and participants cut across all ages from our Reception and KG classes to Primary 5.

“Yesterday, seven of those events were held and winners emerged from our four houses and today eight other events would be competed".

He however appreciated the parents for their commitment towards the education of their wards and for providing all the refreshments for the lnter-house games even as he assured that the school will continue to impact in the pupils, knowledge and character.

The director said for the first time in the history of the school, the overall winner of the event among Wellness, Creativity, Excellence and Responsibility House  will be presented with a trophy.

These were the words of the Director Skill Builders Academy (SBA) Nursery and Primary School, 252, Federal Housing Estate, opp. Phase 2 Central Mosque Oloje, Ilorin, Kwara State, Mr. Abdul Adebayo Dan-Azumi. He explained that the event has provided an opportunity for the staff and management to give “a critical appraisal” of their last one-year and for the parents to confirm their struggling towards the success of the pupils.

In his speech, the Kwara State Director of Sports who was also the chairman of the event, MallamTunde Kazeem, described education as the best legacy parents can give to their children, saying education is the foundation of every step in the world.

He called on parents and management of every school to engage their pupils and children in one sport or the other, explaining that sports has become a business, free from any crime while generating a fortune across the world.

The director of sports commended the director, staff and management of the school for creating an enabling environment for learning and sport activities, congratulating the pupils, students and parents of the school for being among the successful people, through the standard and quality of learning in the school.

SBA, its epoch Inter-House Sport Reviewed by nationalmoonlight on April 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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