Not less than 250 public and private secondary schools in Akwa Ibom will participate in the third edition of the maltinabrand sponsored school games.
This was revealed by Pastor Emmanuel Ebong, chairman, National Maltina School Games Committee and director of school sports, State Secondary Education Board (SSEB).
Speaking on Monday, Emmanuel Ebong said the event will begin on Wednesday 9th-11th March, 2022 at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium.
Ebong who is the 2nd vice president, Nigeria School Sport Federation (NSSF), hinted that events scheduled for boys and girls are: 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m, long jump and high jump.
He said that the events (junior and senior) will be Under -15 and Under-17, while javelin (boys and girls) will be for only senior category.
Ebong further stated that the event would see winners of first position will proceed to Abuja for national finals against other five states namely: Kano, Plateau, Kaduna, Abuja and Lagos which will start on the 29th March to 1st April, 2022.
According to him, “Winners in Abuja will given scholarship and quality automatically for International School Sports Competition at China in November later this year.”
Meanwhile, each school is to register two students per event at the preliminaries.