The Vice Chancellor Ekiti state university Professor Samuel Oye-Bandele has promised to spend part of the next TETFUND support fund on sports development in the institution.
Professor Oye-Bandele made the promise while officially welcoming students and officials of EKSU who just came back from the Nigeria Universities Games in Makurdi, Benue state with 12 medals comprising 1 gold,2 silver and 9 bronze medals totalling 12 medals to finish among the best 20 universities in Nigeria.
63 state and federal universities in the country took part the just concluded Nigeria universities games, and for finishing in the 20th position at the end of the events, EKSU vice chancellor said any student who wins a gold medal for the institution will be given scholarship while efforts at encouraging sport-inclined students will be intensified by the EKSU authority.The vice chancellor who could not hide his joy over the gold medal won by female table tennis player Tosin Oribamise added that he has personally informed governor
The vice chancellor who could not hide his joy over the gold medal won by female table tennis player Tosin Oribamise added that he has personally informed governor Fayose about the exploit of the EKSU students especially Tosin Oribamise.
The VC commended all the students for doing the institution proud through sport and promised to reward all the students.
According to Professor Samuel Oye-Bandele each bronze medalist will get #20k while each student with a silver medal will get #50k and the sole gold medalist will be #100k richer while all other participants will be given #10k as a reward at least for representing the university.
The chairman Ekiti state university sports council Professor Akindutire who presented special medal and sports gift from NUGA to the vice chancellor described the gesture of the vice chancellor as unprecedented in the history of the university
Professor Akindutire, however, urged the EKSU management to give special considerations to sport inclined intending students via its admission policy.
He also noted that lack of standard sports facilities were hampering best performances from students who are into sport.
The deputy director of sport Mr Josaih Adesogan, Mr Oliver and Tope ……all of the Directorate of sport gave thumbs up to the EKSU management headed by the VC professor Sam Oye-Bandele .
In seperate interviews,all the students led by the SUG sport director Abubakar Oladimeji described the VC a rare administrator with rare passion for sport development having included sport in his 8 point development agenda at the inception of his administration.
The students who also harped on the need for befitting sport facilities all vowed to continue to be good ambassadors of EKSU in sport ,in academics and other positive areas of Human endeavors.
A male and a female were the most outstanding EKSU students at NUGA.
The female known as Tosin Oribamise an indigene of Ado Ekiti proved to the world that “what a guy can do a lady can do better ” by winning the only gold medal for EKSU.
The male counterpart named Yisa Ibraheem an indigene of Ilorin, Kwara state in 300 level won 4 bronze medals in swimming being the first time that EKSU would participate in swimming at NUGA
Kudos must also go to the Editor in chief of the EKSU SU Press Omojola Mayowa for the regular update while the NUGA was going on in Makurdi, Benue state.
Credit: EKSUSU PRESS