A visit to the school reveals nothing. Apart from the huge sign board strategically placed by the front school gate, nothing shows the school is making adequate arrangments to host the event. The Akanu Ibiam Stadium is in serious want of repair - roofless stands, sandy race tracks, weeds growing out of the concrete stands that will seat spectators. A few weeks ago, rumour had it Julius Berger had been contracted to renovate the Stadium and all shop owners on the premises had been served quick notices. We are yet to see any sign Julius Berger has Akanu Ibiam Stadium on its map. The new hostel building, rumoured to have been built especially for the participants of the NUGA Games seems to be finished.
A visit to the Akanu Ibiam Stadium on certain mornings will reveal something else. Training of the school's participants seems to be in gear for the NUGA Games. The football team can always be seen training energetically, chanting songs and doing their rounds of excercise; the Taekwondo students practice in one corner of the stadium steering clear of the tracks where the participants in the track events race across the sandy tracks occassionally halting as the Coach shouts instructions. The participants in the field events like short put and javelin throwing, get better with each throw. The entire school is watching to see how they will perform in Ghana come 19th of March,2008.