Garatu grade school , Minna and Hilltop Model lyceum , Minna have emerged the champions of the 2nd Edition of Founders’ Day Chancellor’s Kids Cup. the youngsters football championship final was played on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Federal University of Technology Football Pitch, Main Campus.
During the competition , Garatu grade school defeated Gidan Kwano grade school with a lone goal while Hilltop Model lyceum , won their counterparts from Abdullahi Dada lyceum through a penalty shootout. Speaking at the event, the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Minna Prof. Abdullahi Bala, FSSSN, stated that the competition was how of incorporating the host community in to the events of the Founders’ Day Celebration. consistent with him, the youngsters competition will function a medium of showcasing the skills of the youngsters and bringing out potential stars which will represent the country in some years to return .
Prof. Bala, further stated that the competition will create an avenue for the youngsters to return into the University, see the community, interact with students who are already within the system and see professors they need been hearing about. He added that this concept will inspire the young minds to hunt to further their education into higher institutions. He assured that he will make necessary consultation on the chances of incorporating the feminine kids into the competition next year.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman, University Sports Committee, Prof. Rasheed Ojutiku, stated that the competition is a component of the University’s corporate social responsibility to the host community and a way of reviving sporting activities at the grassroots level. Prof. Ojutiku stated that this year’s competition is an upgrade over last year. consistent with him, only 18 primary schools were captured last year, but this year’s event mobilized 30 participating schools with 14 primary schools and 16 secondary thereby featuring up to 52 matches.
The Pro-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Odekunle, performed the ceremonial begin for the ultimate match. He also presented Certificates and trophies to the winners.
Principal Officers of the University, Members of Council and other University Officials witnessed the ultimate match.