AN ASSESSMENT ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF ETHIOPIAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES SPORT FESTIVAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEMOCRACY IN ETHIOPIA

Shumetie Agonafer Babu

Abstract


The rationale of the study was to appraise the contribution of Ethiopian public Universities Sport Festival for the development democracy in Ethiopia. Data was serene through questionnaire, interview and photography.378 respondents participated as the spring of data.216 players (Athletes), 75coaches, 26 team leaders, 45 spectators and15 arbiters be participated in the study. The design of the study was the descriptive survey technique. The statistics collected were organized, analyzed, tabulated and interpreted via SPSS. The foremost findings of the study were indicated that, Ethiopian public universities  sport festival is important for strengthen the cohesion and social net work; foster the economic and social development of the community; avoiding discrimination; reflecting diversity; cultural and ethnic development; a power full tool for community development; reflecting nation and nationality unity and equality; fostering the socioeconomics group of the country; a tool for mobilization; develops independent and self confidence among life of participants; reduced disagreement or conflict; foster national peace; develop cooperation and multi-cultural exchange; empowering of women’s; develops physical health, cognitive and academic development and mental health and create community solidarity, public behavior, social equity, health awareness and individual quality. On the bases of the findings of the study recommendations were drawn; all the concerned bodies should have to give a great emphasis  for this sport festival since it has Social, economical, health, political and educational value of the country which is for sustainable development of democracy in Ethiopia .


Keywords


Universities; Sport Festival; Democracy

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