Lagos Nigeria – February, 2016.
Activities for the GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup Season 4 got underway with a press conference on Thursday 11th February 2016, at the conference hall of the Nigerian Union of Teachers Cooperative Hall, Abeokuta Ogun State.
The GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup soccer competition started in 2012 as an extension of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative on education and youth development. For 4 consecutive seasons, the competition continues to provide a unique platform for young boys and girls in secondary schools to develop themselves in academics and sports.
To perform the official unveiling of the GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup Season 4 the competition were the Ogun State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Moruf Afolabi Afuwape, with the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Hakeem Olalekan Adelekan; the Commissioner of Education, Hon. Modupe Mujota. Also present at the event were football administrators, representatives of the participating schools and members of the press.
The GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup competition has grown rapidly to become a key inclusion in the academic calendar of secondary schools in the state, fostering friendship amongst students and enabling them to build a healthy lifestyle at a critical stage in their lives. This season’s tournament is expected to feature about 350 teams in the male and female categories, a figure slightly higher than the 344 teams that competed last year. Aside the cash prizes for winning teams, scholarship opportunities will be provided for outstanding players with good academic records.
Guaranty Trust Bank, a youth oriented brand maintains the lead in providing support for education and sports to enable young boys and girls explore their talents and reach for their dreams. Since the commencement of the competition in 2012, the GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup competition has featured several Secondary Schools, and over 5,000 players in the boys and girls categories.
GTBank remains one of the few Nigerian financial institutions that have maintained a defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, particularly in sports education. The GTBank Principals Cup tournament is currently played in Lagos and Ogun states, and will be extended to other regions of the country in the coming years.
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