ISSA Embracing International Athletes


President of ISSA, Keith Wellington, says the local governing body for high school sports is not at this time alarmed about the number of international athletes who’ll be competing for school in Jamaica.

Aaron Chep-ki-za of Kenya and Emmanuel Oyet of Uganda will compete for Kingston College track and field team this year.

Chep-ki-za will compete in the middle-distance events and Emmanuel Oyet will contest the sprints for the North Street based school.

Another Ugandan A-tuk-wats Crispus is also a member of the team.

Jamaica College has brought in St Vincent and Grenadines middle- distance duo of Handel Roban and Uroy Ryan.

Wellington says while ISSA has no knowledge that these students were recruited for the purpose of sports, the association has no rules against such actions.

Keith Wellington, president of ISSA.


Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.

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