Koitalel Samoei University Partners With Tampere University from Finland to Research on Sports Development

Koitalel Samoei University has partnered with Tampere University to assist in the research and training of Kenyan youths on sports management.

The two institutions on Thursday, March 24, 2022, hosted a forum for the development of education sports science, and policy in Kenya at an Eldoret hotel.

Speaking during the event, Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno said the research will help in getting information that will benefit future generations – especially in athletes.

DG Chemno during the forum in Eldoret on March 24, 2022.

We control 90 percent of world champions from 800m to marathon but have a little study done on our athletes,” said Chemno.

He noted that it was time the Kenyan athletics was documented – for the benefit of the future generation, and also counter any existing myths on why Kenyans perform well in certain areas.

In the past, nobody has bothered to find reasons behind successes of our athletics and Koitalel Samoei and Tampere Universities will spend time to research and train in sports management. This will make a whole world of difference,” said the Uasin Gishu deputy county boss.

Chemno also expressed the need for the research to find ways that will help empower the athlete and other Kenyan sportsmen and women on how to earn from products endorsement as is the case in developed countries.

On his part, Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Eng. Alex Tolgos said there was a need for local universities to develop curriculums tailored specifically for the athletes.

Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Eng. Alex Tolgos speaks during the forum

He hailed the Nandi-based Koitalel Samoei University for starting the process of developing a curriculum for sportsmen and women as well as other individuals in the sports sector among them coaches.

We have seen our athletes do well in local and international stages but what happens after they stop running? We need to have courses that these athletes can take which are relevant to their needs,” said Tolgos.

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