6th March, 2013
Palm House has won the 28th Inter House Sports of Command Secondary School, Ipaja, Lagos.
The house came first in the keenly contested school sports tournament with 13 gold, 17 silver and 12 bronze. Tiger House came second with 12 gold, 14 silver and 16 bronze, while Reincerious House was third with 12 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze medals.
The tournament, which was held at the school’s play ground saw in attendance dignitaries that included Representative of Acting Commander, Nigeria Army Educational Corps, Colonel Haruna Mohammed, Divisional Educational Officer, 81 Division Nigeria Army, Colonel Bashiru Akilo and Commandant of the school, Lieutenant Adebukonla Peter Oguntola.
Declaring the competition open, Acting Commander, Nigeria Army Education Corps, represented by Colonel Haruna Mohammed urged the students to compete in the spirit of sportsmanship. Commandant of the school, Lieutenant Colonel Oguntola said: “the school has continued to make giant strides in the field of academics, aside from promoting and maintaining high co-curricular activities. Though this competition is primarily aimed at testing the physical skills and strength of our young athletes, it is also an avenue for promoting unity and friendship among competitors.
According to the Commandant, part of the concerted efforts made to ensure continuous and sustainable sports success in the school is the recent introduction of evening games for the student every Tuesday and Thursday to keep them fit and develop their talents. He added that the school’s authority procured sports equipment for the students to develop and excel in all available games in the school.