NSC to be affiliated to UG

Nenyin Ghartey is helped by Messrs Vanderpuye and Adorkor to cut the tape for the refurbished conference hallThe Minister for Youth and Sports, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has disclosed that plans are underway to get the National Sports College (NSC) at Winneba affiliated to the University of Ghana (UG), Legon.

According to him, this will give the college an opportunity to run courses and award diplomas and degrees in sports administration, sports medicine, sports psychology, physical education and other sports related programmes.

The minister said this during the commissioning of a refurbished 200 seating capacity conference room for the college.

He noted that he is currently in talks with the Vice Chancellor of the university to make this dream a reality saying “the College is a golden egg for Ghana so I will ensure it becomes a centre of excellence in the sub- region.”

He added that his outfit is collaborating with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to train people from the various MMDAs in many disciplines at the college to get the college busy.

Nii Vanderpuye also commended the director for the college, Mr Erasmus Adorkor and his management for uplifting the image of the college and entreated them to maintain the current facilities of the college until new ones are added through the upcoming Public Private Partnership (PPP) project.

An excited Omanhene of the Effutu Traditional Area, Nenyin Ghartey VII expressed delight at the project and commended the management of the college for the project.

He said “the Conference hall will relieve organisations in the municipality of paying huge sums in hiring hotel conference halls for their meetings and conferences”.

Mr. Adorkor said the refurbishment of the hall will serve as an opportunity for the college to get internally generated funds to support its running.

He further appealed to the various sports federations and other organisations to hold their training programmes, meetings and conferences at the college.

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