The Vice Chancellor Prof. Fredrick Otieno has affirmed the MMUST Management support towards development of co-curricula 

activities through acquisition of modern sports and recreational facilities.

He said the University will embrace equality and fairness in every aspect when supporting sports.He was speaking during a flagging-off ceremony for the women netball, football and athletics teams representing the MMUST in the federation of African university sports competitions to be held at the University of Nairobi (UON) beginning 12th July 2014 to 18th July 2014.

Prof. Otieno was accompanied by the three DVCs Prof. Josephine Ngaira, Prof. Egara Kabaji and Prof. J. K. Rotich who also gave words of encouragement to the MMUST teams.

The Vice chancellor confirmed that the management has appointed a committee to look into how the University can appreciate and reward sportsmen and women through a scholarship programme. He said these sports men and women act as good ambassadors of the University and deserve recognition.

He encouraged students to venture into a variety of sports disciplines, assuring them of the university’s full support in developing sports. “We want to see our teams wearing the national colours just like what you have done today, representing the University and your Country. We look forward to see our students being great sports men and women, ” he said.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Students Affairs (DVC A & SA) Prof Josephine Ngaira pointed out the importance of sports in development and education. She encouraged the students to blend sports with academics.

She added, the University is proud of the women netball, football and athletics team for their achievement in previous competitions where the teams won in the last years National KUSA tournament banking Gold medals for the University.

“We want to nature your talents; that is we are supporting you. We are proud of you, pray for you and we wish you all the best as you represent our great institution. Continue being our Institution’s good ambassadors as you enjoy the game,’ she said.

Prof. J.K Rotich who is also the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Finance(DVC A&F) stressed the need for teamwork, trust, efficiency and positive attitude of the team mates as the recipe for success. He reminded them that they are still winners despite the outcome during the competitions.

The DVC Planning, Research and Innovations Prof. Egara Kabaji reiterated the plea for the team to be good ambassadors of the University and the country at large. “We look forward to having the students’ team play against the Management team after your victory from the competitions these is how we will usher you in to a great celebration,” he said.

According to the MMUST senior games sports tutor, Mr. Ernest M. Tuiga who is also the women netball coach, the good performance of the team is an indicator that with good facilities and support from the University Management, the University teams can scale greater heights.

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