School House wins UNILAG ISL’s 33rd athletics meet

School House (Green), on Thursday, dethroned defending champions, Senate House (Blue), to win the 33rd International School (ISL), University of Lagos’ yearly inter-house athletics competition held at the Sports Centre, University of Lagos (UNILAG).

In a spectacular display witnessed by parents and friends of the students, School House won with 10 gold, seven silver and 11 bronze medals.

Senate House came second with eight gold, 12 silver and five bronze medals, while Bursary (White) House with eight gold, six silver and six bronze medals came third and also won the march past competition by scoring 121 points.

Usman Salih of School House emerged the Best Overall Athlete in the junior category, while Chancellery’s (Yellow House) Shittu Ibrahim won the Best Overall Athlete in the senior class.

Speaking at the event, the Principal of ISL, Kolawole Amusan, described sports as a fun activity where talents are discovered.

He said with what the school operates currently, there is a paradigm shift from the traditional way of perceiving sports and other extra-curricular activities as a distraction to the performances of the child.

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“I love my job and am very thankful for the opportunity that I have to seek purpose and help others find theirs in a global company. None of this would have been possible without the foundation of leadership I was given as a class prefect over multiple years in my JSS/SS sojourns, and as the Headboy of the class of 99 graduating set. The educational rigor prepared me for my undergraduate & postgraduate degrees in Engineering, Business and Education, and the exposure to inter school academic/sport competitions/social clubs prepared me for handling increasing levels of leadership responsibility” I’m a proud alumnus of ISL.

Dr Olumoroti Balogun, ’99
Global Head, Organization & Talent Development, , General Electric, USA