Mar 2, 2009, 4:48 AM
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, through the Secondary School Sports, on Tuesday inaugurated the Regional Organising Committee for Region 1 at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s Region 1 Regional Directorate conference hall in Kanifing.
Speaking on the occasion, Martin Gomez, president of Secondary School Sports, said sport is the limelight of every country today, adding that sport is a very challenging issue.
He then urged Physical Education teachers to prepare themselves for the job.
Malang Jasseh, director at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, described the gathering as important to his ministry and to the development of sport in the country as it will help them to achieve their policy framework.
“Schools are the best place for nurturing talents,” he said, while urging Secondary School Sport members to set up sub-committees within their committee.
Cherno Touray spoke about the importance government attaches to School Sports.
Mr Touray also highlighted the objectives of School Sports and the importance of fair play.
“Winning is a honour and not a duty,” he stated, adding that PE teachers should be given enough preparation.
“Let us try to involve children so that they would rise to become referees, administrators, among others, in the future,” he remarked.
Jarga E. Gaye, NAPSA representative at the ceremony, who spoke about the safeguard of students, said that when rules of a competition are sent to schools they should make sure the athletes and even students are aware of it.
He added that regional directors should be informed about every competition taking place in the region, to avoid trouble.