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GNOC treasurer bags IOC MEMOS Certificate

Oct 5, 2016, 11:26 AM

The treasurer of The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC), Alh Ousman Abou Wadda, has earned the International Olympic Committee Executive Master’s in Sports Organization Management (MEMOS), after completing the one-year course.

MEMOS is an Executive Master’s course in sports management offered by a network of universities.

The program is conducted over a period of one-year and consists of six modules focusing on specific facets of sports management.

The key element of the course is to develop a project aiming to improve an aspect of management of the participants’ organization.

Each student is assisted in this endeavour by an assigned tutor with whom he or she remains in contact throughout the year.

The course concludes with a project defence in front of MEMOS examining boards, followed by a public presentation of successful projects.

Mr Wadda, who is the chairman of the Technical Committee and Board member of the Islamic Solidarity Sport Federation (ISSF), has added another accolade in his rich academic qualification.

The MEMOS certificate was presented to him in Lausanne recently after defending his project in front of 12 University Sports Science lecturers at the IOC Museum.

The GNOC treasurer received his certificate from the deputy director of IOC Mr Pere Miro.

Reacting to his success, he said as a MEMOS graduate, he is expected to give back to the NOC and sport by developing and implementing a project aiming to improve an aspect of management of National Sports Organizations that would be beneficial to sports development.

Mr Wadda thanked the Management and staff of GNOC, especially IOC Member Beatrice Allen, for their support during the one-year program.

He extended special appreciation and thanks to President Yahya Jammeh, for the enabling environment, as well as to the managing director of Gambia Ports Authority (GPA), Mr Lamin Sanyang, and his management team, for their unflinching support in attaining such skill and knowledge and being the first Gambian to achieve such a precious certificate.