GES: Tug of War/pillow fight sports in schools suspended

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has decided to halt the practice of Tug of War pillow fights as a sport in primary and secondary schools across the country.

The suspension of this activity aims to facilitate further discussions among relevant stakeholders, as stated in an official announcement made by the GES on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

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The GES has instructed all Regional Directors of Education to inform the Directors of Education in the Metro, Municipal, and District levels, as well as the Heads of Second Cycle Institutions, about the temporary discontinuation of this sport.

Previously, on May 2, 2023, the Ghana Tug of War/Pillow Fight Federation had submitted a letter to the Director General of the Ghana Education Service, seeking approval for the inclusion of this sport. In response, the GES had granted approval for the sport in a letter dated May 18, 2023. Following this approval, the GES had requested the Regional Directors to formally inform the Directors at the Metro, Municipal, and District levels, as well as the Heads of Second Cycle Institutions about the sanctioned inclusion of the sport.

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