Government need to support sports in lower education levels – Director Asiimwe to M.O.E.S
By Innocent Ruhangariyo
The director Asiimwe Preparatory school located in Burimba Rubaya sub-county in Kabale district Ronald Asiimwe has asked the government of Uganda through ministry of Education and Sports to empower sports activities to lower education as one way of making the young and coming generation bright.
Asiimwe said this today at Asiimwe Preparatory school premises while speaking to our reporter after receiving sports donations from good Samaritans from France and United Arab Emirates where he explained that sports in Uganda is declining due to talents are denied to a child while growing only because Uganda’s curriculum no longer put much emphasis on to support sports in mostly on primary level, adding that these days government reduced funds for sports activities in schools which he said it’s a gigantic error since children are developed in different aspects to limit their forthcoming.
He requested the government through the Ministry of Education and sports (MOES) to look into the matter and support different sports activities because they are also partly income source to an individual and the government in solving unemployment problem in Uganda.
Titus Kiconco the Head teacher Asiimwe Preparatory school revealed that most of schools don’t have what to support them in sports activities like sports uniforms and others commending the donors for the good heart of giving and supporting the young generation in Uganda saying that not all children concentrate in academics but there other who are good when it comes to sports explaining that this is one way of talent development.
Sadrine, Geanne and Camille Tailleman all from United Arab Emirates and Doubacar, Demba, Nadjim from France all said giving out these materials is one way of supporting sports in Uganda which they think shall help young and next generation to have side income and improve their future living standards.