The Colleges of Education Sports Association (COESA), has suggested to the Ghana Education Service to make Physical Education (P.E) as examinable subject at the senior high school level.
The inclusion of P.E according to COESA will help develop and unearth sports talent from the grassroots level in the country.
In the view of COESA, sports cannot develop without given physical education the needed attention in the various schools in the country.
This year’s COESA sports festival is on the theme; ’’ The Role of Colleges of Education in the Restoration of Physical Education and Sports in our Schools’’.
COESA president Dr Harriet Naki Amui gave the suggestion at the opening ceremony of 10th biennial festival at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.
A total contingent of 850, 300 officiating and accompanying officials and principals from 46 colleges of education.
The contingent will compete in soccer, Volley ball, Handball Table Tennis, Netball, cross country and Athletics.
Dr Harriet Naki Amui argue that making P.E part of examinable subjects will go a long way to improve physical education.
Dr Harriet announced that some colleges will from next academic year offer Physical Education as specialized subject for the degree program.
The Zonal Federation Chairman-Northern Zone, Alhaji Dr Iddrisu Sulemana urged the visiting colleges to consider Tamale as their home because the people in the city will treat them with all sincerity.
Dr Sulemana assured the participating colleges that adequate preparations have been made to ensure health and safety during the games.
The Northern regional minister, Mr Salifu Saeed advised the students to let discipline be their guiding principle in all their endeavor.
Mr Saeed reminded the teacher trainees that, sports now is an industry
Which goes beyond the territorial bouderis of Ghana and those with excellent performance could earn a world exposure.
He further reminded the contingents that in the field of play, it should be jaw-jaw and not war-war.
Don't hurt and harm each other, he pleaded with competing teams.
Mr Saeed told the teachers trainees that the government free SHS has come to stay and that they, the teachers who will help in the successful implementation of the policy.
He therefore encouraged the teacher trainees to give off their best to ensure quality education as government implement free SHS policy.