The Vice Chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi will on Thursday August 19th, 2021, flag off cycling activity at the premises of the institute in Malete, as a prelude towards discovering talents in the sport, as well as the promotion of wellness.
Speaking with sportsbash.com.ng on the development, the Director, Centre for Wellness and Creative Arts Therapy at the University, Dr. Khadijat Toyin Musa said that the cycling activity is open to both students and staff of the institution.
“We are flagging off cycling in the University on Thursday. The Vice Chancellor has been magnanimous enough to approve the University Wellness Centre, and has appointed me as a Director for the Centre”, she said.
she said that the cycling activity is part of the components of the general efforts at creating awareness for sports and other supporting activities, as the Centre has introduced some activities and clubs which includes Cycling Club, Dance Group, First Aid Group, Road Marshal, Taekwondo and karate Clubs, Mental health talk box, and Kickboxing Club.
Dr. Musa added that the University also registered its presence at the just concluded Nigeria University Games (NUGA), where it was represented by observer group, and a participant in karate event.
Dr. Musa, who was appointed as Director of the Centre in April this year averred that the cycling activity and others to come after it was aimed at engaging the students both mentally and otherwise, as it will enhance their wellness and also promote academic excellence.
“The flag off on Thursday will no doubt, create a platform for the engagement of the students mentally and otherwise, and it will also assist their academic growth. This is a pointer that the University is leaving up to its expectation, as the University for Community Development”, she added.
She pointed out that instructors will be on ground to train participants; especially those who wish to become professionals in the sport.
“We have enough bicycles for the students and staff. We have also engaged the services of instructors that will train not only those that wants to go further by been professionals, but those who will engage in it for wellness”
While commending the Vice Chancellor for supporting sports development, Dr Musa disclosed that the University’s inter-departmental football competition, Vice Chancellor’s Cup will kick off on Wednesday.