Nigeria sports heroes II

Physical and Health Education J.S.S1 Third Term

Sub-topic: Sport and games

Week 9

Nigeria sports heroes II

Performance objectives:

The student should be able to:

1. Know Nigeria (pre-colonial and post-colonial)


Professionals in physical education in Nigeria

The history of physical education in Nigeria dates back to before the coming of the colonial masters in 1900. Although some physical activities have been carried out in an informal way before the emergence of the colonial master, activities such as fishing, riding horse, hunting, swimming, moonlight games, wrestling, climbing hills, traditional boxing, archery, spear throwing etc. have been practised primitively.

The idea of physical education came to Nigeria through the colonial masters when the control of the country was taken over by the British. Physical training was then limited to training the body alone especially for the local.... View More

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