PLASU to Construct Mini Stadium
The Vice Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos, Prof. Yohanna Daniel Izam, has stated that a mini stadium will be built for the institution so as to enable students participate in sporting activities and discover their talents.
Prof. Izam disclosed this while presenting prizes and a cash donation to faculties that participated in the maiden edition of the VC’s football and volleyball championships which took place recently.
The VC who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Associate Prof. John Barnabas Nvau, challenged the Directorate of Students’ Affairs to sustain the competition by making it an annual event.
According to him, through such competitions, the institution would discover talents who would represent the institution in future editions of the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA).
He said that PLASU had started making its mark by producing talents who are already breaking new grounds at various competitions both at the national and international levels.
He also applauded the spirit of sportsmanship exhibited by both the winners and losers and admonished them not to be carried away by their successes but also concentrate on their studies.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Dean, Students’ Affairs Dr. Jurji Gomos, appreciated the management for supporting the Directorate towards making the competition a success and commended the various faculties for participating in the football and volleyball competitions.
Gomos assured the students that their welfare remained the main priority of the management which led to the installation of street lights from the hostels to the campus, the construction of a statue garden for students’ relaxation and the employment of a medical doctor to attend to their health needs.
He called on the students to reciprocate the gestures by studying hard so as to excel.
Also speaking Students’ Affairs Officer, Mr. Tony Lat, appealed to the management to consider the possibility of erecting more recreational facilities such as basketball, table tennis, hand ball and volley ball courts.
A cross section of the students who spoke at the event commended the Vice Chancellor for introducing the tournament, saying that it had afforded them the opportunity to showcase their talents.
They expressed their readiness to participate in the next edition of the competition.