Red House wins SFHIA 8th Inter-House Sport
By Ayodele Popoola
Red House has emerged overall winner of the School for the Hearing Impaired, Akure (SFHIA) 8th annual Inter-House Sports with 373 points.
Yellow House came second with 362 points, followed by Blue third position, Green and Orange Houses clinched forth and fifth respectively.
The competition held at the school playground saw the hearing-impaired students displaying their talents to the admiration of their parents and spectators.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Femi Agagu who is also the chairman of the event said the inter-house sport is one of the Ministry’s efforts to showcase the abundant sports talents inherent in their learners with special needs.
The commissioner represented by the Director of School Services, Akindele Ige emphasized that education and sports are fundamentally interwoven, as it helps to possess a sound body to guarantee overall mental, physical, and physiological well-being.
“The resilience in maintaining this annual event is evidence that management knows the importance of sports in the development of our youths.
“Outside discipline and academic brilliance that sports promote, they provide an opportunity for people to come closer to one another, to form bonds, and friendships, he said.
Agagu promised that the ministry would continue to pay attention to the development of sports in their schools.
Earlier in his opening address, the Principal of the school, Mike Ologbese thanked the Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for his unrelenting care for Persons with Disabilities (PwD’s).
He said the Governor has always shown deep interest in all the things of special people in the state.
Ologbese appreciated the commissioner to his unwavering effort to the PwD’s, and for making Special Schools were provided with adequate personnel and infrastructure to better the lives of the students in the state.
He urged the parents to continue to encourage their children.
The event also featured the presentation of awards of excellence to some notable individuals which includes; the commissioner of the Ministry, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs Folashade Adegoke, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Regional Integration and Diaspora, Mrs Lola Amuda.
Among the invited schools at the competition are a school for the Physically challenged Ikare, visually impaired Owo, and the School for the intellectually impaired, Oke Igbo.