06 September 2012, Sweetcrude, UYO – PLANS have reached an advanced stage for the hosting of a one-day track and field seminar for those officials and games masters that will officiate in the forthcoming 12th NNPC/MPN Athletics Championships for schools and Colleges in Akwa Ibom State.
With “Roles of Technical Officials in Result Oriented Championship” as theme, the clinic is scheduled for the Uyo Stadium on Tuesday September 11.
Organized under the auspices of National Athletics Technical Officials, NAATO, Akwa Ibom Chapter, over 200 participants are expected to benefit from the course to be addressed by Professor Lucas Ogunjimi, an IAAF certified Instructor.
Other resource persons lined up include Professor Ignatius Uduk and Associate Professor Ini Jonah, both of the Univerity of Uyo and Prince David Ekefre the State Director of Secondary Schools Sports Board.
NAATO Chairperson, Mrs Utit Ofon Nkantah said in Uyo that her association has been challenged by the sponsors on the need for proper timing and documentation and this was to form the basis for the seminar this year.
Mrs Nkantah a former African 100 metres record holder said if results are not properly verified and documentation, a faulty foundation would have been laid that will make nonsense of the future of the young athletes.