Uganda Primary Schools Sports Association District nominations begin

Uganda Primary Schools Sports Association District nominations begin

By Emmanuel Sekago

In a much-anticipated announcement, the Uganda Primary Schools Sports Association (UPSSA) electoral committee headed by Patrick Okanya sitting at GNS Plaza on Wednesday, February 28th 2024 has officially declared the commencement of District Nominations, scheduled to begin on, Thursday, February 29th to March 6th 2024.

The media attentive while UPSSA returning officer releasing guidelines

This marks a crucial milestone in the realm of sports support and advocacy across the districts of Uganda.

The District Nominations are set to attract classroom teachers and Headteachers from various primary schools who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and passion for nurturing young talents in sports.

the Assistant returning officer making a point

As of the specified date, the nomination process will unfold, offering an opportunity to recognize and celebrate individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the development of sports at the primary school level.

The UPSSA District Nominations are expected to be a comprehensive and meticulous process, focusing on individuals who have not only shown dedication to coaching and mentoring but also those who have fostered a positive sports culture within their school communities.

This initiative aligns with the broader vision of UPSSA to promote active participation in sports among primary school students and to create a strong foundation for future athletes.

Nomination fee structure for Districts

As those candidates having the will to contest for positions after nominations should be in a know that Submission of Nomination forms is between March 3rd-7th,2024, Payment of Nomination fee between March 1st-7th,2024 while Display of Candidates Lists is on March 7th-8th, 2024 and Elections will be on Saturday March 9th,2024.

While addressing the media, The returning officer Patrick Okanya emphasized that the following executive positions, Chairperson and Treasurer must be filled by Schools Primary headteachers, the rest Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Organising Secretary and Committee members can be Classroom Teachers.

Looking at the Electorate; Each school will be represented by 2 delegates. (Headteacher and
class room teacher), For a school to be represented must have been active in school sports, All delegates must be professional teachers, Each of the delegates is a voter and Each delegate is to carry identification and an introductory letter from the School.

With Qualifications; For all positions, the candidate must be; A representative of a school in the district, a professional Primary school teacher.

The Chairperson: must be either a substantive Headteacher of a registered Primary School or a Director of a private Primary School recognized by the Ministry of Education and Sports. Such a Director must have professional qualifications as a” Primary School Headteacher.”

For the Treasurer she or he must be either a substantive Headteacher of a registered Primary school or a Director of a private Primary school recognized by the Ministry of Education and Sports. Such a Director must have professional qualifications as a Primary School Headteacher.

While the Secretary and Assistant Secretary; Must be a registered and practicing Classroom Teacher and the Secretary for Women: must be a female
All candidates willing to contest for any position at district should know that the nomination forms may be picked from the Returning Officer who happens to be the District sports officer or the District Inspector of Schools, or downloaded from the internet, The candidate, nominator and seconder must be coming from different schools, One need not be a delegate to qualify to contest for a position and Upon closure of nomination, if a position has not attracted any candidate, such a position will be filled by nomination on the Election Day.

The announcement has generated enthusiasm among educators, parents, and sports advocates, as the District Nominations are poised to shine a spotlight on those unsung heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes to promote physical activity, teamwork, and sportsmanship among young learners.

As February 29th approaches, the anticipation builds for the unveiling of these dedicated individuals who contribute significantly to the vibrant sports landscape within Uganda’s primary schools.

The UPSSA District Nominations serve not only as a recognition of outstanding efforts but also as an inspiration for continued excellence in primary school sports across the nation.

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