Thursday, 8 October 2015

Benue State University Builds Basketball Court for Medical Students

The Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Terkimbi Ikyange, has commissioned a Basketball Court built by the Benue State University (BSU). The court, located behind the College of Medical Science, was built for medical students for them participate in extracurricular activities.

Speaking at the event, state chairman of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), represented by Dr Sam Sule, said he was elated by the development, encouraging students to always take part in exercise and sport.

He said: “I am pleased with the development. NMA believes medical students should demonstrate fitness to represent their medical college in major competitions. So, I encourage the students to participate in sports just as they take their studies seriously.”

President of Benue State University Medical Students Association (BESUMSA), Moses Agbulu, promised to mobilise students for sporting activities. The Students’ Union Government (SUG) president, Martins Orjime, praised the school management for providing the facilities to help students discover their potentials.

He said: “Students, who have flare for basketball, can now train on the campus. I will advise the medical students to maintain the facility and use it to develop their talents.”

Msonter Anzaa, a 400-Level Medicine and Surgery student, hailed the management and BESUMSA for the project. “As we now have a basketball court in the college, who knows if the school will produce the world champion in the game?” he said.

After court was commissioned by the Speaker, one-minute silence was observed in memory of the late Nicholas Idoko Ejugwu, a medical student, who died in a car accident recently.

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