The Chairman for the Sports and Recreation Committee, Dr. J. K. Ogah has hinted that in view of the big success of the Staff Games which was mainly a male affair, a separate one would be organised for women next year. He also indicated that more disciplines would be included in the next Staff Games.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 2011 Staff Games at the University Sports Field, Dr. Ogahobserved that the competition had become very interesting and competitive than they had expected, adding that “the spirit of recreationwas growing a little bit down, giving way for the spirit of competitiveness to rise.”
Dr. Ogah indicated that the objective for organising the Games was to allow staff to have fun among themselves which according to him had been achieved beyond expectation. He praised all the participants for the passion they exhibited during the eight weeks of the competition which brought together Faculties/Schools, Directorates/Sections/Units and Halls of Residence to compete for the ultimate prize.
The Vice-Chancellor who was the Guest of Honour for the closing ceremony said sports would continueto unite the nation irrespective of our individual differences. She urged those who could not make it to the top to work towards improving their performance in future competitions. She was hopeful that additional disciplines would be introduced in the next games to create more fun for staff.
Present at the event were the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole; theRegistrar, Dr. Isaac Ohene and a cross-section of Senior Members of the University.
The overall winner of the competition was the combined team of the Students Representative Council Hostel (SRC), School of Medical Sciences (SMS) &Presidential Special Initiative Hostel (PSI).They later presented the trophies they had won to the Deputy Registrar, Division of Legal, Consular & General Services, Nana K. Danso-Mensah in his office. Nana Danso-Mensah who is the patron of the hostels praised the team for their sterling performance and advised them not to rest on their oars but to continue to train harder to maintain the championship diadem.
“Getting to the top of every human endeavour may be easy, but maintaining that position needs discipline, commitment and dedication to a cause,” he explained.