EDUCATIONAL, SPORTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

EDUCATIONAL, SPORTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
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EDUCATION, LITERACY EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING
Article 20:
The following powers shall be devolved upon councils:
a) Education:
– in keeping with the school map, setting up, managing, equipping, tending and maintaining council
nursery and primary schools and pre-school establishments;
– recruiting and managing back-up staff for the schools;
– participating in the procurement of school Supplies and equipment;
– participating in the management and administration of State high schools and colleges in the
region through dialogue and consultation structures.
b) Literacy education:
– executing plans to eradicate illiteracy, in conjunction with the regional administration;
– participating in the setting up and management of educational infrastructure and equipment.
c) Technical and vocational training:
– preparing a local forward-looking plan for training and retraining;
– drawing up a council plan for vocational integration and reintegration;
– participating in the setting up, maintenance and management of training centres.
Section II
YOUTH, SPORTS AND LEISURE
Article 21:
The following powers shall be devolved upon councils:
– promoting and coordinating sports and youth activities;
– supporting sports associations;
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– constructing and managing municipal stadia, sports centres and courses, swimming pools,
playgrounds and arenas;
– identifying and participating in the equipment of sports associations:
– participating in the organization of competitions.
Section III
CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL LANGUAGES
Article 22:
The following powers shall be devolved upon councils:
a) Culture:
– organizing cultural weeks, traditional cultural events and literary and artistic competitions at the
local leve1;
– setting up at the local Level, orchestras, traditional opera ensembles, ballet groups and theatre troops;
– setting up and managing socio-cultural centres and public Libraries;
– providing support to cultural associations.
b) Development of national languages:
– participating in regional programmes for the development of national languages;
– participating in the setting up and maintenance of infrastructure and equipment.
PART I

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