The Holy Child Catholic Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State, has celebrated its 24th Founder’s day and 22nd Inter-House Sports Competition.
Yellow house came first with 264 points, Red house second with 240 points, Blue house has 239 points and Green house came fourth in the events which attracted other schools participating, old boys and girls, parents’ events among others in the inter house competition.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Principal of the school, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Femi Adetola, said the 2019 edition of the inter house sports was a proof that the students were not only responsive in class and mindful of discipline, which the school stands for, but are also active on the field.
Rev. Adetola thanked God because of the 24 years of existence, saying they have witnessed tremendous development and that the school had become not just the pride of the Catholic Diocese of Ekiti, but our country, Nigeria.
“I wish to inform you that the analyses of the WASSCE and NECO results of our students for this year 2019 remained 100 percent performance.
“Let me add that part of God’s blessings that we experienced in the school this year was the approval of the school as a GCE centre for our students. The present SS III students were the first set of students to be registered for the examination. They had sat for the examination and we pray that their results will make us proud. Amen”
The proprietor of the school, the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev. Felix Femi Ajakaye, while speaking at the sports event, said it was good to engage in sports for the maintenance of the body, saying in Nigeria, we lack maintenance culture.
Bishop Ajakaye noted that sports is part of the maintenance culture, meant to exercise our body for fitness. He commended the parents for bringing their children to the school.
In his welcome address, the chairman of the occasion, Alayeluwa Oba Edward Olatunji Jaiyeola, the Arajaka of Igbara-Odo-Ekiti, said the twin festivals of founder’s day and athletics competition being celebrated is very important as members of the school community, staff, students and friends, commemorate those who midwife the birth of the school.
Oba Jaiyeola, pointed out that the school’s reputation is one of the best in our neighbourhood and even beyond in consonance with the high ideals of the founders.
Parents, friends, clergy, the religious from different parts of the country graced the colourful sports events and the founders day, held at the school’s sports field.