The National, Wednesday June 26th, 2013
By KYMLIE KARANI
THE official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Goroka (UOG) and the PNG Sports Foundation was made yesterday at the PNG Sports Foundation boardroom.
UOG Vice-Chancellor Dr. Gairo Onagi said the signing of the documents also renews the long time working relationship between the two institutions.
“We decided to renew this relationship because we see that we can achieve more by working together, sharing our facilities, expertise and other resources in developing our human resource,” Onagi said.
“We see that one of the keys to developing our young people is through sports education and this MOU begins the process in which we are looking forward achieving that,” he added.
Onagi thanked the Goroka-based National Sports Institute (NSI) for facilitating the MOU renewal.
“The University of Goroka sees the importance of NSI playing a big role in sports education in PNG. This MOU will allow us to explore how best we can achieve government objectives in human development,” Onagi said.
The PNG Sports Foundation’s relationship with the institution dates back to 1982.
The institute contributed to helping prepare sports teachers for the secondary school level.
Sport was identified as a key educating tool for skills, values and knowledge.
The NSI’s Physical Education department developed and delivered teacher training programmes and the two institutions have enjoyed for many years.