The National Sports Council in partnership with United Purpose is currently staging a three-week intensive training of physical education teachers in Mansa-Konko, Lower River Region.
The NSC said in a statement yesterday that the training will avail participants a chance to learn theories and principles of sport in order to equip them with knowledge and skills required of PE teachers. “The training will also serve as a platform to strengthen grassroots sport development with a view to mitigating irregular migration,” the statement said.
The participants come from 25 schools in LRR, URR, CRR and they under training in basketball, volleyball, athletics and football.
Marcel Mendy, the executive director of NSC, thanked United Purpose for the partnership adding that the training is in line with the thinking of the NSC. He congratulated the participants and urged them to consider themselves lucky to be part of such a very important training to be administered by highly competent and experienced trainers.
A representative of the Region 4 education directorate, Ansumana Sanneh, encouraged the participants to make the best use of the training and share the experience gained with their fellow PE teachers in their regions.
Bayedy Sey, country coordinator of United Purpose, encouraged the participants to give due attention to the training.