Landmark University has kicked off the 2018 Chancellor’s Cup Sports Competition for Students that cut across various Programmes of the University. The kick off ceremony that witnessed the presence of top Management members led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju took place on Saturday 17th February, 2018.

The Vice-Chancellor who noted his first appearance in official capacity stated that the Chancellor’s Cup Sports Competition has created a platform for students to show forth their God given talents and it is significant to their lives. Professor Olayanju also appreciated members of Management, Faculty and Staff present at the event and the effort of the Dean, Student Affairs and his team for making the competition a reality.

He further quoted an epigram that says ‘Health is Wealth’, noting the importance of sustaining health condition which the Chancellor’s Cup Competition as a platform provide in keeping our body healthy, as sporting activities makes one look smart and vibrant. “May I state here too that sporting activities also serve as a means of promoting neighborliness amidst University Community, it takes away tension and stress among others from individual sports person. As a world class University, we look beyond education and learning environment for our students, rather we create ambience for co-curricular activities such as sporting activities for our Kings and Queens, as evident in this competition and the on-going construction of a modern stadium for the University.” 

Professor Olayanju enjoined participants of this year’s competition to engage themselves in a free and fair exercise, not being hard on one another, but just see it as a mere exercise and not a do or die affair via embracing the spirit of sportsmanship. “No one knows who will scale new heights in life arising from today’s competition. It is not impossible to find sports ambassadors who can represent the nation and the world at large from our midst today, at any of the sport, so build up positive mindset to be great in life”. He therefore charged them to go for the gold.

Speaking earlier, the Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. Arisukwu Ogadinma thanked the Vice-Chancellor for sustaining the legacy of the competition. He stated also that sport is profitable to health and the competition would promote good interaction among the student. “I t is an atmosphere to move from the normal routine of class rigours and we admonish you to keep fair play in mind.”

The Chairman, Student Representative Council, Mr. Uwague Bobmanuel thanked God and Management for making the year’s edition of the Chancellor’s Cup a reality. He however prayed for the best team to win the competition.

After the kickoff of the competition by the Vice-Chancellor, the first match of the competition was between the Computer Science Department and Civil Engineering Department; where the competition witnessed harvest of goals in the Soccer category. At the end of the 90 minutes of play, the Civil Engineering Department which bounced back from a one goal down won the match by 3 goals to 2. 




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