Education, Youth & Sports

Education, Youth & Sports Department

The education, youth and Sports Department of the Assembly is responsible for pre-school, special school, basic education, youth and sports, development or organization and library services at the district level. The department harmonizes the activities and functions of the following agencies at the district level; The Ghana Education Service, Youth Council, Sports Council, Sports Council; and the Library Board.

The function of the Departments is to:

  • Assist to liaise with public and private sector agencies to promote youth work and seek resources for youth development
  • Submit the organization and supervision of training programmes for youth in the district to develop leadership qualities, personal initiatives, patriotism and community spirit
  • Encourage investment in youth programmes and projects
  • Assist in organizing voluntary school work camps for school and out of school to enable the youth to interact and take part in community development
  • Facilitate the organization of district youth festivals annually
  • Organize district youth environmental awareness week yearly for the youth to focus and address problems pertaining to the environment
  • Encourage the provision of youth counselling services on career counselling paths, drugs and employment
  • Assist the youth to engage themselves profitably in small scale enterprises
  • Assist in formulation and implementation of sports policies, programmes and activities of the district assembly
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual youth budget of the district assembly;
  • Advice on the appointment of a district sports organizer
  • Appoint, discipline, posting and transfer personnel for the public, sports organizations and institutions in the district
  • Promote efficient management and administration of private-sector sports clubs and associations in the district, and collection and dissemination of sports statistical data and other information in the districts
  • Advise the assembly on all matters relating to sports development in the district;
  • Facilitate construction, equipping, operating and maintenance of sports stadia and other sporting facilities in the districts
  • Assist in organizing sports activities in the district to participate in mass sports, sports for excellence and sports for the disabled in the district
  • Assist to organize a district sports festival at least once a year
  • Coordinate the selection and preparation of district sportsmen and women for inter-district sports festivals and tournaments
  • Assist to establish amateur and professional sports associations in the district;
  • Encourage the establishment of keep-fit clubs in the district
  • Participate in research into matters relating to sports in the district
  • Facilitate private sector participation in the provision and management of sports infrastructure in the district
  • Assist in the provision of sports equipment’s to public sports organizations and activities in the district
  • Facilitate preparation of reports on the implementation of sports policies and matters relating to sports to the district chief executive in accordance with a reporting format provided by the assembly.

 

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