A Two-day workshop of Physical and Health Education (PHE) Teachers has ended at the National Stadium in Freetown, alongside the Teacher’s Council Meeting.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Dr Algassium Jah formally opened the two-day workshop which was organized to find a solution to the persistent violence in Inter-Secondary School sports competition.
He mentioned that violence could not only be limited to the physical, as there is also structural and Psychological violence. He noted that physical violence, to which people pay more attention, comes last.
The Chairman of the Western Area Conference of Principals, Sylvester Mheaux, in his statement, pointed out that he appreciates the invitation to be part of the deliberations.
“This is a clear indication that you are ready to combat indiscipline and also want to see sports at its best” he said. He stressed that in the absence of discipline no learning takes place.
Having associated himself with the PHE department for a very long time, the Conference of Principals Chairman noted that they would definitely find a solution to this problem in order to move sports forward.
He then lauded the efforts of the Ministry for their moral and financial support to the department and promised to corporate with them at all times.
During the two days workshop topics like, Soccer Amended Rules was handled by former FIFA referee J M S Bull; National Rules by T P Vamboi; while the causes of violence was done by Joe Rahall, with the Director of Sports Bai Kabia chairing the program.