Starting January 2024, the National Sports College (NSC) will introduce Professional Diploma courses in Sports Management and Sports Coaching.
This initiative was revealed by the college's leadership during the closing ceremony of the Sports Governance and Leadership course conducted in Kumasi and Tamale for technical professionals in the sports industry.
Mr Collins Eduafo, the acting Head of Technical for the College, emphasized that their goal is to train numerous technical individuals in the sports industry across the country, offering valuable insights into the field.
To facilitate effective training, NSC has established five zones where the programs will be conducted.
“The training programme for the first zone will be held in Winneba targeting participants from Central, Western and Western North Regions. Zone Two will be held in Kumasi for participants from Ashanti, Bono, Ahafo and the Bono East Regions. The Tamale edition for the Northern, Savannah, Upper East and West and North East Regions. The next course would be held for the Volta and Oti regions in Ho at a date to be communicated soon,” he said.
Mr Eduafo announced that the courses would feature esteemed resource persons, including Dr Austin Luguterah, a Sports Management Specialist and Head of the Department for Physical Education and Sports Studies at the University of Ghana, and Professor Daniel Apaak, a Sports Management Specialist and Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast.
The new diploma courses aim to enhance the professional skills of individuals involved in sports management and coaching, contributing to the overall development of the sports industry in Ghana.