HISC Ready To Take Off In Lagos



SCHOOL sports in Lagos State, especially in the Isolo area of the metropolis, will soon receive a boost when Holmes Interschool Competition (HISC), the brainchild of property firm, Holmes Viu Properties, takes off.

Speaking at the second stakeholders’ meeting, which was held at the Isolo Local Council Headquarters Hall, the Chief Executive Officer of Holmes Viu and sponsor of the competition, Emeka Ikwuagwu, said the event was aimed at supporting healthy competition amongst primary and secondary schools in Lagos.

Present at the event were Holmes executives and other stakeholders, who converged to talk about ways to enhance the competition and how to make the event a success.

Ikwuagwu assured that the maiden edition of the competition would be an exciting and memorable one, “interested schools can register online. We have three sub-committees and one central head planning for the grand finale, which would kick off in October.

“Though we have been facing some hitches here and there, all hands are on deck to ensure that the competition takes place in earnest because it is something we love to progress.”

He revealed that the objective was to encourage young people and discover talents as well as give them opportunity to showcase their talents to the world.

“We believe in creativity and hard work. We want these young minds to be useful and be responsible. The children would be grouped, using exponent 22 for the sporting activities, which would be based on age, height and weight.”

Ikwuagwu said that cultural displays would be focused on the three major ethnic groups; Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa, adding there will be debates, essay competition and quiz.

“We are involving professionals and we have discussed with referees, actors and others, who would be handling that part of the event.

“For sport, we would be working with four pitches for the different matches. The finals would take place at Isolo mini stadium or the Teslim Balogun Stadium. It is going to be a yearly event,” Ikwuagwu said.

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