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BKSP, Barisal starts admission though construction work incomplete

Our Correspondent, Barisal
Barisal center of Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Pratisthan (BKSP) a sports institute, has started admission procedure while the construction work of the institute remains incomplete, even after expiry of dead line. Although the construction of the project remains incomplete, materials and fittings used in the construction work are of sub- standard, local people say. Manifold objectives of BKSP include discovering the sports talents and giving them support; to appoint prospective coaches, referees and umpires to impart coaching to all national teams participating in international competitions.
An important aspect of BKSP is its Sports Science Department which offers courses on sports medicine, exercise physiology, sports psychology, nutrition, bio-mechanics, general theory, and method of training. Related sources said that the construction work of Barisal center of BKSP was inaugurated by MP and former Mayor of Barisal Advocate Majibur Rahman Sarwar, Goriar Par area of Barisal city entrance point on January 2, 2006.
Sajib Enterprise, Islam Enterprise and Paris Enterprise were engaged as contractors for the construction work scheduled to be completed within June 2008 at a cost of Tk.15 crore. But the spot visit on Monday found none of the responsible officials of the construction firms. However, it could be ascertained that it would take more six months to complete the project.
The taka 15 crore project of Barisal BKSP center included seven buildings and other establishments. Out of those, Tk.1.8 lakh was allocated for construction of residential accommodations of the administrative, officers and staffs quarters. Taka 3.5 crore for gymnasium, Tk.3.5 crore for tennis hostel,23 lakh taka for pump house, 42 lakh taka for power pumps and rest amount was allocated for development of infra structures, sports fields and collecting training equipments.
Kazi Akram Ali, Deputy Director in charge of Barisal BKSP Project, said that the construction work of four main buildings out of seven has been completed. But works of construction of different types of training grounds and fields for physical exercises, gymnasium, football, cricket, tennis and basketball, have not yet been completed and high voltage carrying electricity poles of Power Development Board are yet not removed from those grounds, he informed.
Contractors were ordered to complete the work as early as possible and BKSP would not take charge and accept the project without maintaining standard of construction. We already informed higher authority about this situation and we have to start selection procedure of the trainees from January 8, 2009 to maintain and follow the same schedules in accompaniment with the other BKSP center, the Barisal BKSP in charge added.
After completing the selection names of the successful candidates would be send to Dhaka BKSP headquarter for permission to start admission from current session, sources added. It may be mentioned that Barisal center of BKSP would be a branch of Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Pratisthan (BKSP) a sports institute located at Savar, about 28 km north-west of Dhaka city.
The first BKSP institute in Dhaka was established in 1986 with the objective of developing sports in Bangladesh. It is an autonomous institution managed by a Board of Governors headed by the Minister of Youth and Sports. The Director General is the chief executive of the institute. BKSP admits students in different areas of sports such as athletics, basketball, cricket, football, gymnastics, hockey, swimming, shooting and tennis. Basic training programme is of maximum eight years for athletics, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, shooting, tennis. Students under thirteen years of age are admitted to class VII. But in the categories of boxing, gymnastics and swimming students below ten years of age are admitted to class IV. However, the age limit can be relaxed in case of exceptionally promising candidates.
BKSP is a residential institute. Students are accommodated in four hostels for the boys and one for girls. In addition to accommodation, students are provided with food, medical treatment, sports materials and the like. Nonetheless, the students have to pay tuition fees to be determined on the basis of the income of the guardian. Alongside sports training, BKSP provides general education to all the trainees up to degree level under the syllabi of public schools and colleges.
It is affiliated with the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and the National


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