Ministry Will Increase the Number of Teams Competing in the East African Secondary Games by Converting Schools into Sports Academies
Ministry Will Increase the Number of Teams Competing in the East African Secondary Games by Converting Schools into Sports Academies. The government announced plans to increase the number of teams competing in the East African secondary school games from two to three in an effort to raise the level of sport in the nation through the Ministry of Sports and Kenya Academy of Sports.
This is fantastic news for educators and educational institutions given the fiercer rivalry in the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSA) games, when up-and-coming schools surprised established schools in the Kakamega competition.
At this year’s KSSSA national competition in Kakamega, Dr. Belio Kipsang, senior secretary of the State Department for Basic Education, praised teachers for integrating extracurricular activities into the curriculum in accordance with the new CBC standards.
“In order to find and develop more talent, the government will work with the Kenya Sports Academy to sponsor all national sporting events through the sports fund. According to Dr. Kipsang, this will enable institutions to create more heroes who can be compared to people like Mariga, Wanyama, and Faith Kiyegon.
The PS stated that in accordance with the Competency-Based Curriculum and in an effort to improve Kenya’s chances of hosting the 2027 Afcon, the government will transform some schools into sports academies.
Kenya intends to host the World Under-19 Athletics Championships this year as well as the Afcon 2027, but the Ministry claims it has already identified institutions that will be turned into sports academies.
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Among other schools, “Kakamega School, Lenana School, and St. Patrick’s Iten have already been identified,” claimed Kipsang.
Dr. Kipsang emphasized the government’s commitment to advancing sporting endeavors in order to boost national revenue and offer jobs to millions of gifted young people.
Sports help pupils develop into well-rounded future citizens, thus the PS advised teachers to hold more sporting events to suit all students.
Results of the National Secondary School Games
Shanderema High School methodically outplayed Agoro Sare with a deliberate display of skill, securing their place at the East African Games.
Kwanthanze was in awe of Kisegon’s performance, which heralded an era marked by unpredictability.
The victory of the underdog and defeat of the defending champion serve as symbols of the Kakamega contest.
As Koyonzo High triumphed and kept control of the KSSSA National Rugby 7s Championship, resounding cheers could be heard. Their unwavering skill culminated in a crushing victory over Vihiga School, reiterating their dominance in the rugby world.