Kwara poly tasks students on 2018 NIPOGA preparation

Date: 2017-05-18

The Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic, Alhaji Mas'ud Elelu, yesterday advised students of the institution who won medals at the just-concluded 2017 Nigerian Polytechnic Games (NIPOGA) to prepare hard to win medals when the polytechnic hosts the 2018 NIPOGA games.

He also appealed to them to continue to project the good image of the polytechnic, just like notable Nigerians such as Samson Siasia, John Fashanu, Jide Fashinkun, Mary Onyali, among others who have projected the positive image of the country.

Elelu, who gave the advice when he received the polytechnic's contingent to the 2017 NIPOGA games held at the Nasarawa State Polytechnic.

The rector, who promised to show more appreciation to those who won medals by rewarding them accordingly, urged the students to replicate similar performance in their academics.

Kwara State Polytechnic won 8 medals at the Nasarawa 2017 Nigerian Polytechnic Games (NIPOGA).

The medalists in taekwondo are Abdullah Fateemah 55 kilograms female category (Gold), Olaitan Mariam 45 kilograms female category (Silver) and Abdullah Fateemah, female poomsea (bronze), Abdullah Fateemah had earlier prepared for lower grade, only to go for higher grade and win gold.

Other medals won by teams at the event are Abdullah Fateemah, Olaitan Mariam and Adedoja Ganiyat, (female team poomsea (bronze).

In Lawn Tennis, Are Oluwabunmi and Adunoye Rachael won gold in women's doubles, while Are Oluwabunmi won sliver in women's single.

In badminton, Sanni Habeeb Olatunji, Abubakar Lekan Abdullah and Habeeb Hassan Olaoluwa won sliver in men's team, while Sanni Habeeb Olatunji won bronze on men's single.

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