A contingent of athletes and officials led by the Registrar of the University for Development Studies (UDS) Dr. A.B.T Zakariah made a triumphant entry into Makelle, Ethiopia for the 9th edition of the All Africa University Games.
The Games which were held from Sunday 1st - Friday 6th July, 2018 at the main campus of the Mekelle University was organized by the Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) in conjunction with Mekelle University.
The Participants who were drawn from thirty-seven (37) Universities spread across sixteen (16) African Countries, competed for laurels in ten (10) sporting events including athletics, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and handball.
On arrival, the victorious Athletics Team (Team UDS), led by the Registrar paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. G. A Teye in his office at the Tamale Campus of UDS where they presented some trophies and a plaque to the VC.
Briefing management, the Director of Sports, Mr. Ibrahim Tanko, indicated that the UDS Athletics Team put up a sterling performance to win seven (7) gold, four (4) silver and three (3) bronze medals in the athletics competition, culminating in an overall performance of 4th place (ahead of the University of Ghana and other prominent Universities in Africa) and 2nd place in athletics.
Dr. A.B.T. Zakariah, the leader of the Delegation expressed satisfaction with the performance of the team, noting that “the Team’s performance was one of the few occasions that UDS was put so much in the spotlight.” He hinted that the games also afforded the opportunity for the University to discuss a possible collaboration to mount a Master of Science in Sports programme.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof, G.A. Teye praised the team for making UDS proud and assured them of management’s support in their endeavours. He also admonished them to take their studies seriously, as being sports men and women was not an excuse for poor academic performance.
Source: University Relations