YEA signs agreement with MOYS to train 5,000 Youth in Sports

The Youth Employment Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) to train 5,000 youth in sports to help create jobs for the unemployed.

The MOU, signed at the MOYS on Wednesday, is aimed at training unemployed youth between the ages of 18-35 with a minimum of five passes in the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) as the requirement.

The MOU is in connection with the establishment and commencement of the Youth in Sports Programme, under the Community Improvement Module of the YEA.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Isaac Asiamah said the youth constitute a major source of human capital for the transformational agenda, hence the Youth in Sports programme.

According to him, 5,000 youth in a period of one year would be trained in Pitch management, Stadium Capacity, Sports Management, Sports Coaching in football and boxing, Fitness and Wellness Instructors, Sports Journalism and National Federation Assistants.

Mr. Asiamah noted that the Pitch management training would in turn help to maintain the stadia in the country.

He said the MOYS has put together a team of experts, who have designed a curriculum that best suits Ghana’s local needs without compromising on International standards.

Mr. Asiamah added that, the training would be held at the National Sports College in Winneba, the Press Centre at the Accra Sports Stadium and other facilities of the MOYS.

The Chief Executive Officer of the YEA Mr. Justin Kodua Frimpong, disclosed that a sum of GH¢10million will be used to commence the programme with the participants monthly allowances excluded.

He believes that, the policy would help reduce the high rate of unemployment among the youth in the country, adding that, the programme would primarily be at the district level. 

Present at the event were the Ghana Olympic President, Ben Nunoo Mensah, former World Boxing Champion Azumah Nelson, former Black Stars player Rev. Osei Kofi, Business Mogul Kennedy Agyapong, popularly known as Kenpong.  

Source: GNA

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