Michael Felix Rowe has become the first Sierra Leonean ever to graduate with an Executive Masters Degree in Sports Organization and Management (MEMOS).
His certificate was sent through the NOC and was officially presented to him by the President of NOC, Dr. Patrick Coker at a ceremony attended by family members and sports fans.
Michael Felix Rowe said a total of 55 degrees were awarded with five coming from Africa. He also said 75 were initially enrolled for the course but 20 dropped along the way.
The MEMOS programme was supported by the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC SL) through the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The MEMOS programme consists of 4 modules and these were studied in different universities, to include, the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration and Management, the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, St. Augustine University, the University of the Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago, the University of Zagreb, Croatia and the University of Poitiers France.
According to Michael Felix Rowe the role of Memosians is to manage and develop the different sports organizations in his or her country and beyond.
He/she should also be able to develop and implement administrative management policies and develop projects within the NOC and also serve as Marketing and Sports Manager for Sports in their countries of origin.
Michael is currently the head of the Games and Sports Department at the College of Medicine and Allied Sciences, University of Sierra Leone.
Rowe has is first Masters Degree at the Njala University in Sports Administrative and Management (MA.Ed) in 2008.
Michael Rowe becomes the first West African to obtain such highest IOC degree in sports administration and management.