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Eastern district schools festival dubbed a success

first_img Share Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Eastern district schools festival dubbed a success by: – June 14, 2012 28 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Teachers singing as part of festival activities Roseau, Dominica – Education officials have dubbed the recently held Eastern District School’s Festival a success that gave students the opportunity to showcase the work they had done over the past school year.Chief Education Officer Stephenson Hyacinth said the festival maintained “the tradition of the East where we focus on output within the education system.”“Being here today to see some of the things you are doing, it shows that you are continuing the legacy of excellence in the East,” Hyacinth said, adding that Education Officer Madura Walter deserved high praise for her work in that district.The festival was held at the Castle Bruce Primary School under the theme, “Showcasing our Achievements,” and included an exhibition of art and other works completed during the term by all schools in the east.A mental math competition was also held among students of grades 4, 5 and 6 of the various schools and a poetry competition involving participants from all grades.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Hon. Johnson Drigo viewing some of the exhibits.Hyacinth commended the Eastern District principals for answering the “challenge together” in the organization of the festival.“I believe the district serves a very important function in that we can all learn together. We would experience much success if we would utilize the potential which lies in each district. Each principal in the district has a particular strength,” Hyacinth said.“Every school in the east should rely on the strength of the other principals in the district to support their efforts,” he advised.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Hon. Johnson Drigo, who represented the Education Minister, Hon. Petter Saint Jean, told students they had a “golden” opportunity to access quality education.He also called on parents, and other community interest groups to get involved in the children’s education.“From the politicians down, all of us a have to play a bigger part in ensuring that no child is left behind, no child falls through the cracks and every child achieves to the best of his abilities,” Drigo said.The Eastern District Schools Festival also included performances in song and dance from students of the various schools and climaxed with a medley of song by all the district principals. Press Releaselast_img read more

Breaking News: Boxer Abdul Omar qualifies for Rio Olympic Games

first_imgJoy Sports can exclusively confirm that flyweight boxer Abdul Omar has qualified for this year’s Olympic Games in Rio in August. Omar who made it to the semi finals of a recent qualifier in Yaounde, Cameroun, failed to win the bout thus losing the opportunity to win a bronze medal to book his ticket to the games.Wahid’s story however saw a turn-around after the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation’s (GABF) President, Gideon Quartey received a letter from AIBA indicating Omar had been qualified. This special quota was granted after AIBA reviewed all the semi final bouts.Speaking exclusively to Joy Sports, Mr Gideon Quartey said the development was a positive sign as the boxer had worked hard at the Yaounde qualifier. “I was notified by AIBA through a letter. The boxer fought well at the competition and merits this decision. What is left is for us to work harder to ensure he puts up medal winning performances in Rio,” he said.  Ghana’s Amateur Boxing team, the Black Bombers presented 12 boxers at the Yaounde Qualifiers but were unsuccessful at getting into the medal zone to book their places at the multi sport event in Brazil.Omar, who is also a bronze medalist from the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland two years ago will be making his Olympic debut. He recently made the headlines for launching a plea to the Sports Ministry of Ghana for a promise of 3000 US Dollars made him, to be redeemed. He was one of only two sportsmen from Ghana to have won medals at the Glasgow Games but is yet to receive the amount which was promised by the government ahead of the event. Added to the news of Omar’s qualification is the fact that the Black Bombers have one final opportunity to qualify more boxers to the Rio Olympics.The final qualifier event comes off in Azaberdjan in June this year and should provide an opening for the boxers to explore and answer the roll call for the boxing event. The team has set in motion a programme to ensure the ills of the previous qualifier in Yaounde, Cameroun are rectified.–Follow Nathaniel Attoh @niiattoh5 on twitter, @citizenattoh on instagram and Nathaniel Attoh Citizen Attoh on Facebook  –Follow Nathaniel Attoh @niiattoh5 on twitter, @citizenattoh on instagram and Nathaniel Attoh Citizen Attoh on Facebook– See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/sports/2016/March-18th/ghanas-olympic-boxing-qualification-now-rests-on-two.php#sthash.iQiY44LF.dpuflast_img read more