Nakuru High to host 2024 Special Needs School’s Sports competition next week

Director for Field Coordination and Co-curricular Activities, in the Ministry of Education, Nelson Sifuna.

Nakuru High School in Nakuru County is set to host this year’s Primary and Secondary special schools sports national event from Sunday, April 7-11.

The event will have an opening ceremony, which will be preceded by a procession in the streets of Nakuru town on Sunday morning, to curtain raise the important event that will lead to eventual recognition and awards for the winners.

The Director for Field Coordination and Co-curricular Activities, in the Ministry of Education, Nelson Sifuna has asked sports fans and the general public to show up in large numbers to watch special needs learners showcase their sporting prowess.

He said the sporting activities will include among others rugby under 15s, Athletics, Basketball, Hockey, Handball, Cross Country and swimming.


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The sporting event will attract learners living with various impairments such as physical and mental impairments, visual and hearing and those living with autism.

Sifuna further added that the special sports have grown over the years winning recognition by the general public.

“This year’s First term National Special School’s Sports competition will be held in Nakuru High School starting Saturday April 6, 2024 with a clinic for referees to offer a refresher course on rules and regulations governing sports in Kenya,” Sifuna said.

The special school’s sports will be held concurrently with regular sports to take place in different regions in the country. Regular sports for primary schools will be held in Nyeri County, secondary sports in Machakos County, while Embu will host Drama and Film Festivals during the same period.

By Brian Ndigo

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