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AE-FUNAI WINS 13 MEDALS AT SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITIES GAMES

  • Emerges 4th in Overall Medal Position

 

Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State has won  13 medals in the just-concluded Southeast Universities Games (SEUGA) held at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State from 24th to 31st January, 2024.

 

The University won 3 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals to emerge 4th in the overall medals’ table out of 9 universities that participated in the games, which is the highest position and medal haul by the university in students’ sports competition since the establishment of the institution about 13 years ago.

Double-gold winning Asonze Great, a 400 level student of Business Administration, displaying his 2 gold medals

 

The university participated in 5 events – football (male & female), Chess (male & female), table tennis (male & female), volleyball (male) and scrabble (male & female).

 

Asonze Great, a 400 level student of Business Administration was the star of the competition as he won 2 gold medals in Chess, thus setting the competition’s record of the highest number and class of medal won by a single individual while David Ibeke of the Department of Economics and Development Studies won gold in table tennis while Esther Chinyere Asogananya of Medicine & Surgery won 1 silver and 1 bronze.

AE-FUNAI Table Tennis team posing for photograph with their medals

 

More so, Sochimaobi Cynthia Irundu of the Department of Science Education won 1 silver and 2 bronze medals; Samuel Promise Amarachi of Anatomy department won 1 silver while Munachimso Nwandu of Economics department won 1 silver and 1 bronze medals and Ediomo Okon of the Department of Civil Engineering won a bronze. In addition, the female football team of the university also won a bronze medal.

 

While congratulating the students for their sterling performances at the competition, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Elom noted that their accomplishments have gone a long way to underscore the reputation of the university as one of the most serious public universities in Nigeria.

Bronze winning female football team of the university posing for photograph with their medals

 

He maintained that the university is not just reputable for the seriousness of its academic activities but also respected for the accomplishments of its students in extracurricular activities such as sports, debates and public speaking.

 

He further promised to host and reward the students for being good ambassadors of the university.