SPORTS ADMIN COURSE UNDERWAY
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) Monday begin an International Olympic Committee recognised seven-day Sports Administration Course at its Resource Centre along the Bertil Harding Highway.
The course amongst other things is meant to help the sports administrators improve on their administrative approach to sports development and organisational structures. The participants are drawn from the security services, national sports associations and the Sports Journalist Association of The Gamba, among others.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Alhaji Momodou Dibba, the president of the GNOC called on the participants to take the course seriously. He disclosed that the NOC currently has schorlarships for an advanced course in Germany, Hungary and Canada but currently no one is able to meet the criteria to take part inthe course. He promised to ensure that Gambians have the necessary level to take part in such courses.
Dibba challenged the participants to use the knowledge gained in the best possible way by raising their management levels and be rational to be accounted for everything they have been given. He said that the GNOC is closely watching what the associations are doing in terms of their disciplines. He also urged them to be active in managemnt and have good organisational structures.
The GNOC prezy explained that the Olympic Solidarity is responsible for the funding of the National Olympic Committees and had spent almost $311million on the last Games alone. The course will be facilitated by the governor of the West Coast Region, Lamin Sanneh and the former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ebou Joof. Dibba hailed the duo as the best that the Gambia can boast of.
Author: Baboucarr Camara