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University Gears for Science, Technology Niche - DVC

Ndejje University will soon transform science and technology into another niche to sports excellence, Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Fredrick Kakembo has announced.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor revealed this while flagging off the Ndejje University sports contingent due to depart this evening for the East Africa University Games (EAUG) in Dodoma, Tanzania.
He said the university has already made a name and big headlines both nationally and internationally in sports. “The university is now diversifying to science and technology. The strategy is now geared to creating another niche in that field to market the university,” Dr. Kakembo said.

He however cautioned the team of complacency while in Dodoma because of the university’s sports record in the regional games.
“Don’t take things for granted. Assume your opponents are better than you because every team has come well prepared to beat Ndejje. Don’t underestimate them maybe this time round have employed better strategies.
“Every medal counts and means a lot to defend our title. Its strategy not resources that will now count going by our smaller number of participants compared to the opponents,” Dr. Kakembo advised.
He said Ndejje University has in comparison defied logic of massive team numbers and huge finances injected in the games by various public universities in East Africa.

“For us we take small but quality teams from the income that depends on students tuition. However, with better planning the university has managed to record all these achievements in the last seven years of participation,” said Deputy Vice Chancellor. He also told them to observe and practice the Christian values of the university which calls for God fearing, team work, integrity and respect for others during games.

Ndejje has participated in East Africa University Games since 2002 Dar es Salaam and has won the Games a record 5 times out of 7 outings. Exploits were also registered Ndejje was crowned champions in 2006 (Kyambogo), 2010 (Kenyatta), 2013 (Dar es Salaam), 2014 (UCU), and 2016 (JKUAT).
While in JKUAT, the defending champions amassed 36 gold, 28 silver 30 bronze at the 10th edition hosted at JKUAT in 2016. Closet contender was Kyambogo with 17 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze which came in second position.
 

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