Monday, 28 January 2019

COE Akamkpa student expelled for refusing to sing national anthem.. Read details here

Nyok|28 January 2019

A student of the College of Education (COE), Akamkpa has been expelled from the 19TH Edition of the Nigerian Colleges of Education Games, NICEGA ongoing at the Federal College of Education Obudu at the weekend.

NEGROIDHAVEN learnt that the National President of NICEGA, Dr Sanusi Mohammed, however expelled a participant, Esther Edet from the College of Education Akamkpa, Cross River for refusing to stand up during the National Anthem to serve as deterrent to other participant who may be nursing the idea to go against the rules of the game.

According to him, 'All participants must obey the rule and play by them, any athlete who goes contrary to the regulations of the games will be shown the way out. And that is why I am expelling this participant (EDET ESTHER) for her attitude and disposition when the National anthem was sung. This will serve as a deterrent to others to always obey the rules of the game' he stated.

Sports have been described as the nerve-wire of life that can foster peace and friendship, boost any economy and transform any society as it encourages healthy competitions and create a veritable platform that can transform any society to a better one.

His words: 'Sports participation from ancient time has always provided the right atmosphere through which people of all races colour and tribes gather together to foster friendship, peace and unity as well as boost their economy because of the massive economic activities it generates.

'Apart from improving the mental fitness of the people which in turn boosts the productive capacity of and enhances human resources to dish out optimal service delivery, the transformation that sport has brought to nations and individuals gives me good assurance that we can have a better society if our leaders at all levels can continue to contribute financially to sports programmes.

'It encourages healthy competition with fair play and builds gentlemanly conducts in all participation. Many individuals have become global personalities, through participation in sports and games under the right leadership,' he said.

Adamu who was represented by the Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, UNICAL, Prof. Zana Akpagu called for the encouragement of youth sighting George Weah,one time International Soccer star and currently the president of Liberia as a perfect example in that regard.

Efio-Ita Nyok is the blogger-in-chief, editor-in-chief and publisher of NEGROIDHAVEN 

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