30 August 2018

Ghana: UG to Host 3rd IC-Pashda Conference

The University of Ghana (UG) will from September 19 to 22 host the third International Conference on Physical Activity, Sport and Health for Development in Africa (IC-PASHDA).

An African Physical Activity Network (AFPAN) initiative with the aim of promoting physical activity, sports and health, the event is themed 'Inclusive and innovative physical activity, sport and health education for sustainable development in Africa.'

AFPAN's goal is to promote physical activity for health in all African nations by the year 2022.

IC-PASHDA provides opportunities for scholars, researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders in Africa and beyond to share the novel research findings, programmes, initiatives and lessons through conferences, workshops, exhibitions, symposia and seminars.

Professor Reginald Ocansey, Head of Physical and Sports Studies Department said "It is a global plan in more than 50 countries to promote physical activity in schools. Research suggests that children in Ghana get 30 per cent less than what they are expected, by way of physical activity.

"Lack of physical activity in schools to a large extent affects academic performance. It has also come up that wrong approach to exercise could be painful; but exercise should not be painful. Exercise alone does not guarantee complete wholeness in body, but nutrition and other factors is important, hence this conference."

The conference is expected to draw several member nations (Researchers, students, school educators) government officials and other stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the pertinent topic of physical activity and sports within the context of public health.

Local Organizing Committee (LOC) chairman, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, Director, University of Ghana Sports Directorate said in an interview "So far, so good; we started last year September, and I will say we are on course. Students are involved in the planning and have received approval from the University for the Conference."

The International Conference, which would be chaired by Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana is the third after PASHDA staged the maiden edition in 2014 in Mozambique, Maputo and the second edition in Nairobi, Kenya, 2016.

Ghana

GBF to Honour Amb. Quarcoo

THE Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF) will stage a special boxing competition at the DG Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Ghanaian Times. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.