The Central Regional Minister, Madam Ama Benyiwa-Doe on Thursday advised students to aspire to their highest level whilst pursuing excellence in their fields of endeavours.
Madam Benyiwa-Doe who gave the advice during the opening of the 19th annual Regional Schools and Colleges Athletic championship at the Adisadel School Park in Cape Coast also cautioned students against indulging in negative acts such as drug abuse, immorality and occultism so as to ruin their future.
The championship was organised by the Central Regional Schools and Colleges Sports Association (CRSCSA) under the chairmanship of Mr Albert Eyimful.
Madam Benyiwa-Doe urged the athletes to exhibit virtues of discipline, tolerance and goodwill stressing that excellent performance as well as cooperation and friendship were the attributes of healthy competitions and not to adopt a 'must win at all cost' attitude to spoilt the beauty of the competition.
She congratulated the officials for organizing the competition and hoped that they will ensure that the real champion emerges for the Region by conducting a competitive but fair competition.
Madam Benyiwa-Doe assured the organizers of the Regional Coordinating Council's (RCC) support to facilitate the promotion of sports in the Region.
The chairman in his welcoming address appealed to the students to exhibit good sportsmanship to ensure the success of the competition.
About 1,500 participants drawn from 127 Schools and Collages are taking part in the three-day event.