RAISING THE STANDARD OF TEACHING, RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE THROUGH HPERSD
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Igbanugo, V. C
Issues The quality and quantity of work required to drive any economy in the 21st century and beyond, require a healthy and fit citizenry. It is precisely for this reason that ICHPER.SD in collaboration with UNESCO established global standards for quality physical education curricular in schools. Are HPERSD professionals in Africa given the enabling environment? The indication is that programmes are seriously threatened, evidenced by the communiqué from many Congresses in Africa. What is the way forward? Description: A questionnaire was sent to HPERSD professionals in Africa to provide relevant information on the issues, and suggest the way forward based on experience, service and/or advocacy they render. Lessons Learned Services rendered could be better. Community services are minimal in some areas and from average to good in others. Research in Africa is Internationally driven and does not go to HPERSD programmes. The Way Forward For communities to benefit from research, Government and national companies must provide more funding for relevant research in HPERSD. More collaboration among researchers is required. Community services must increase qualitatively and quantitatively. Workload of academics must reduce to allow time for research and for Town and Gown to effectively meet.
Academics workload , Community services