Education Secretariat Maiden FCT School Sports Festival Begins

By: Gyang Dakwo

The FCT School Sports Festival was kick- started on Thursday, February 22, at eight designated centers spread across the territory.

Organized by the FCT Education Secretariat, the competition is designed to promote sports development in the territory.

The competition has been classified into three categories namely;
Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools.

Primary School pupils will complete in
Track/Sprints -100m, 200m, 400m, 4×100 relays & Mixed Relays for Boys and Girls as well as Field Events – Long Jump & High Jump.

They will also compete in Football (Boys only)

For the Junior Secondary Schools the events are Track Events (Boys & Girls); 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4×100m & 4×400m and mixed Relays.
In the field events there will be; Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Football, Volleyball and Handball.

Senior Secondary School category will showcase the following Track Events; 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, 4×100
& 4×400 Relays & Mixed Relays.

Field Events are; Long Jump, High Jump, Shotput, Javelin, Football, Volleyball and Handball. Others are Badminton, Basketball, Table Tennis and Board games – Chess, Scrabble, Ludo & Ayo.

The zones are Abaji, Kwali, Tungan-maje Gwagwalada, Kuje, Tudun Wada, Karshi and Dutse.

The Zonal or preliminary phase ends on March 2 while the finalé, which will feature the zonal winners will hold at the Main Bowl of the MKO Abiola National Stadium Abuja, from March 11-14, 2024.