KAMPALA. A group of 279 people graduated in sports management courses conducted by the Uganda Olympic committee on Friday, earning diplomas and certificates.
Notable among the graduants were Ambrose Tashobya president Fuba, London 2012 gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich, Hamza Kawa from UOC, prisons officials, journalists, among others.
The above join a group of over 1000 sports administrators who have gone through the same in the last three years.
For the first time, these courses were organized inside prisons and refugee camps of Kiryandongo.
“Sports management courses are aimed at creating a pool of capable people to run sports,” said Lawrence Kavuma the programs director at Uoc. He added, Uganda is making great strides in sports because of trained leaders who run sports federations professionally.
Kavuma also hinted at introducing anti-doping in the curriculum to train athletes and sports administrators on the dangers of cheating in sports.
While, William Blick the president of Uoc said Uganda is increasingly becoming innovative in terms of sports and that’s the reason for the recent successes in the concluded commonwealth games.
Blick also noted that Uganda became the first country to take such courses inside prisons and refugee camps. “We are also going introduce sac and other technical courses for inmates as a tool for rehabilitation.”
Brian Rugyendo the association president of Fuba coaches who graduated top of his class said, the course is important developing sports and streamlining the activities of sports.