New code of sports guidelines to come into force
The Ministry of Education has issued a special code of guidelines to
school heads countrywide with regard to the sportsmeets and sports
training programs safely in the future.
Anura Dissanayake, secretary to the Ministry of Education in this
code of guidelines to school principals has emphasised that sports
teachers, PTIs and coaches should be with their trainees as long as the
training sessions are held to ensure the safety of students.
Several unfortunate incidents have been reported from schools while
sports events were being held and certain students had undergone serious
injuries and a few had faced even deaths due to lack of supervision of
sports authorities of schools.
Taking their plight into consideration, school heads and PTIs of
schools should be very careful and attentive towards the safety of
students. Sports teachers and school principals should be answerable if
some unfortunate tragic incidents take place due to the carelessness and
negligience on the part of sports teachers. Even reluctantly, the
offenders would be dealt with disciplinary punishments to the maximum,
the circular has emphasised.