The Permanent Secretary, Federal of Ministry of Education, Mr David Adejoh, says the 3rd Federal Education Sector Games (FEDUGAM) to be staged at Nasarawa State University Campus Keffi, Nasarawa State will promote and foster unity, and build strong and healthy individuals to transform the education sector.
Speaking at a pre-game media parley in Abuja, Mr. Adejo said FEDUGAM was introduced in 2017 as an annual sports fiesta among all the agencies of the Federal Ministry of Education and no fewer than 16 out of 24 agencies under the Ministry have indicated interest to participate in 2023 which will kick off on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
“The basic things the game wants to achieve is everything that sports does. We all know the genesis of sports, it started from the Roman Empire when people felt they were too tired and needed to express themselves and interact with one another.
“The Ministry wants to achieve two things, first to make sure that the staff are healthy and secondly to create an atmosphere where they will be able to interact and do sports together, noting that sports also help people to put on intellectual ability.
“When you look at indoor games like chess and scrabble, scrabble helps you to increase your thinking ability to form words, while squash helps you to keep fit mentally and physically. So, the focus of the Ministry is that we want to first create individuals that are strong, healthy and have sharp brains in an atmosphere of camaraderie,” Adejoh said.
The Minister of State for Education, Rt. Hon Goodluck Nana Opiah, who will be the special guest of honour at Games, is expected to declare the event open.
Reporting by Ndubueze Chidoka, editing by Daniel Adejo