The management of Government Girls' Secondary School (GGSS), Dutse, Bwari Area Council, has called on relevant authorities, corporate and non-governmental organisations as well as sports loving Nigerians, to assist the school in the area of sporting equipment.
The school's principal, Hajiya Habiba Mahmud Kolo, made the appeal yesterday at the school's annual inter-house sports competition held at the school's sports ground. She said the school's basket ball, volleyball and badminton courts need renovation.
"The school also lacks sufficient sporting materials for sports like football, volley ball, racquets for badminton and lawn tennis, training boots, javelin missiles, shuttle cock, jerseys and table tennis kits," she said.
The principal, who highlighted the important of sports for students' psychological and mental development, said the school has excelled in various sports competitions.
She listed some of the school's recorded success in the area of sports to include the first position taken in a basket ball competition organised by Milo in 2010.
According to the principal, sporting activities boost human's health status and promote longevity.
"When a child studies to a point of saturation, he/she needs to take a break to avoid stress or mental break down. At such moments, sporting activities are very useful. Besides, sports keep the child busy and this takes away idleness and boredom and also prevents the child from engaging in harmful and dangerous past time," she concluded.
At the end of the competition, Yellow House (Hajo) emerged the overall best winner, Blue House (Akinola) came second while Green House (Ramat) took the third position.