Renowned Athletics Scholar and coach, Professor Lucas Ogunjimi is at the head of 60 Officials who have been invited to take part in the 14th AKS/NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Championships billed for Uyo, Akwa Ibom on Saturday, February 7 2015.
In a release made public by the National Athletics Technical Officials, (NAATO) Akwa Ibom State branch, Professor Ogunjimi is listed as the Competitions Director.
Professor Ogunjimi is no stranger to the competition as he has been physically present in the last eight editions and still counting.
Also listed is Deaconess Utitofon Nkantah (FRM) as the Technical Director, and two other Professors, Track Referee Professor Ignatius Uduk and field referee Professor Ini Jonah Deaconess Utitofon Nkantah (Nee Uko) who is the NAATO president in the state said she is happy with the quality of the officiating crew which will be reinforced by the National body.
“…If you go down the list you will notice that ex national track stars Eno Smart Ekpo, Dorathy Asangusung and Menyene Nkwo head the track, field and Time Keeping crew respectively.
“…There is nothing like school sports when it comes to officiating. You don’t lower standards. In fact, you are more careful and thorough because you want to make sure that times and distances recorded are exact in order to guide the state and national body in tracking the potentials available for future observation and use,” Deaconess Nkantah said.