“It’s quite unfortunate that we have seen teachers beating and punishing some pupils or students for being talented in Sports ...
Hon. Princess Samiat Bolanle-Bada has called for an
education system that must identify and nurture talented sports boys and girls
at the primary and secondary school level, rather than killing them.
She made the call recently while speaking with press men during
the final of the maiden edition of the Somolu Newspaper U-16 Table Tennis
Championship which was played on Friday November 22, 2019 at the Somolu Local
Government Sports Hall.
“It’s quite unfortunate that we have seen teachers beating and punishing some pupils or students for being talented in Sports or giving more attention to it” she started.
“In fact, in some cases those students may just be bold
enough to say I do not like mathematics or sciences, yet the teachers punish
them and kill the Sports talents that is in them”
“That is really bad and unfortunate” Princess Bolanle Bada
“I think it is really good I came down here myself to see
these young talents exhibit their skills in Table Tennis”. “We will have to go
back and talk to the administrators to change their approach towards dealing
with students with talents in sports” “They really need to be nurtured”, she
When asked what the government will do to harness these young discovered talents at the championship, the beautiful charming woman said:
“Lagos is a symbol of government, and I am part of
government”. “I have seen for myself what is happening here and when I get back
to my local council in Ikosi Isheri LCDA, I will go and talk to my chairman and
tell him it’s time we replicate what they are doing here”
“We have commissioner for Sports and at the Local government
level we also have officers who oversee sports activities like this”. “We will
get them more involved and take it up to the state level which I am sure the
Lagos State government will be glad to be part of”.
Princess Bolalanle-Bada is the Vice Chairman of Ikosi-Isheri
LCDA and Chairperson of Lagos State Association of Vice Chairmen (LASAC V/C) .