Share Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Eastern district schools festival dubbed a success by: – June 14, 2012 28 Views no discussions 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 Release
Abdul Majeed Waris has described his first international goal as a ‘great feeling’ after starring in Ghana’s 4-0 win over Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.The Black Stars striker, who scored in the 79th minute to make it 3-0 and bring up his first international goal, expressed his delight at the result and his own personal performance.“It [first goal for country] is a great feeling and the victory is good success for the nation,” Waris said after the game at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.The win helped the Black Stars close the gap at the top in Group D, where they are now one point behind with three more matches to go in the second round stage of qualifying.“Everybody knows how important it is for Ghana to qualify for the World Cup. We will keep on working hard and do our best for the nation.”Waris played alongside Asamoah Gyan, who opened the scoring in the first half and the Spartak Moscow player has hailed his partnership with the Ghana captain. “He [Gyan] is a great partner and we talk to each other. Everybody will like to play with him and take part in that,” he said.
South Korea defender Jang Hyun-soo has received a lifetime ban from playing for the national team and hit with a 30 million won ($26,448) fine after he was found to have falsified records relating to his military service exemption.All able-bodied South Korean men must complete almost two years military service as part of efforts to maintain a deterrent against the North but athletes can earn exemptions by winning a medal at the Olympics or gold at the Asian Games.As part of the exemption conditions, athletes must undergo four weeks of basic military training and undertake more than 500 hours of community service over a three-year period.Jang, who has 58 caps and was part of the team that won gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, has admitted to submitting false records detailing how many hours of community service he has performed.The Korea Football Association met on Thursday to decide how to punish the 27-year-old, who played in all three of Korea’s games at the World Cup in Russia.”Jang has been permanently disqualified from playing for the national team and has been fined 30 million won,” a KFA spokesperson said by telephone on Thursday. In addition to the KFA sanction, the Sports Ministry has given Jang an additional five days of compulsory service.Jang, who will now miss the Asian Cup in January, had apologised on Monday and said he would undertake the required community service.”I am sorry to have disappointed everyone for such a shameful issue,” he was quoted as saying on the KFA website.The issue of military exemptions has come under the microscope in recent months.The incentive was introduced in the 1970s as part of Seoul’s drive to become a world sporting power and raise its profile on the global stage but it has come in for criticism in recent years as the country rebalances its priorities. Some have called for the exemption system to be abolished altogether, questioning its fairness in an era where the South Korean public have been yearning for an end to privilege and lopsided advantages in all walks of life.Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min was the latest high-profile athlete to win an exemption after he led South Korea to the gold medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta in September.