Nigeria is to undertake a two-day trials, beginning from Wednesday, to select her representatives for the World School Athletics Championships billed for Turkey later this year.
The Nigeria School Sports Federation is organising the trials to be hosted by the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.
According to NSSF, the trials would be for students born in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Already, some states had organised trials and picked their teams for the national trials.
The NSSF said the states’ contingents to compete in 14 events ranging from 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, long and high jumps, shot put and discus, among others.
NSSF president Olabisi Joseph said “Nigeria, having missed participating in the International School Sport Federation organised competition for some years, is back to make a positive statement with our performances, while also giving our school boys and girls the opportunity to compete with their counterparts on the world stage,” she said.
“With Nigeria being an active member of the world body, the country has been invited to present a team for the championships, and it behooves us to give all the students an equal opportunity to make the team,” the NSSF boss added.