Malawi Sports Council demands results from course participants

Malawi National Council of Sports has urged participants of the Sport Business Management
course being offered by University of Pretoria through the government sports implementing body to apply skills gained from the training, which has so far produced close to 100 graduates.

Speaking when he officially opened a winter school for the sixth cohort of the Sport Business Management course at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre, Council board member Dean Pinto said Council was spending millions on the course- hence the need for participants to be actively involved in the field of sports management after graduating from the

“We came up with this course to equip sport managers with necessary skills to manage sports in a professional manner and also influence the introduction of Bachelors and Masters’ degree courses in our universities.

Dean Pinto: Results
Dean Pinto: Results

“It is, therefore, necessary that graduates from this course must apply the skills and knowledge gained from the training. Council is spending a lot of resources paying for the students and we want to see results from this investment,” said Pinto.

The winter school, which runs from July 15 to 19, 2013 has drawn close to 50 participants attending Certificate in Sport Business Management and Advanced Certificate in Sports Business Management.

Both courses run for a one year period and lessons are offered online before the participants interact with their lectures for a weeklong winter class.

The winter lessons are being offered by four lectures- namely Professor Dr Anneliese Goslin from University of Pretoria, Professor Dr Darlene Kluka from Barry University in the USA, Dr Gerrie van Wyk from University of Pretoria and Mark Nicholis from University of Free State in South Africa.

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