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MoBSE on 2020 Independence athletics championship

Feb 17, 2020, 5:10 PM

To make this year’s independence anniversary sports a success, the desk officer for Sports at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), Musa Mendy, with support from the Regional Education Directorates (RED) and their sports coordinators have completed the selection of athletes within Lower Basic School category to take part in the championship.

Qualified athletes from all regions were expected in Banjul yesterday, Sunday ahead of the Tuesday’s independence anniversary celebration.

Regions (3-6) are camped at the Friendship Hostel in Bakau, Region (2) at Siffoe Lower Basic School while Region (1) qualified athletes are currently conducting their daily training at Latri-Kunda Yirinyanya Lower Basic School.

This year’s championship will take place at the Independence Stadium in Bakau with prizes to be awarded to individual athletes. There will also be consolation prizes for deserving persons while regions will be awarded based on their performance during the championship.

MoBSE desk officer for sports, Musa Mendy commended The Gambia Teachers’ Co-operative Credit Union (GTUSSC) and Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) for sponsoring the Lower Basic School 2020 athletic championship both in cash and in trophies.

In another development, the office of the “desk officer for sports” announced that selection process for the Senior Secondary School athletes is currently underway across the country.

This year’s Senior Secondary School athletic championship is slated for March 2020 at the Independent Stadium in Bakau. 

By Lamin B. Darboe Information Officer, MoBSE