By Burhani Muhunzi, SUMAIT University

Zanzibar, Chukwani, (SUN): SUMAIT University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Amran Rasli has strongly urged for the allocation of funds to facilitate sports activities in universities.

Opening the 73rd Tanzania Universities Sports Association (TUSA) General Assembly at SUMAIT University, the Vice Chancellor urged to use Science and Technology in promoting sports in the universities.

Addressing the TUSA Annual Assembly which brought together 36 representatives from 18 universities in Tanzania, the Vice Chancellor stressed the need to have reliable sports facilities in universities..

Inviting the VC Chancellor to open the meeting, TUSA Chairperson, Winston Mdegela said the main purpose of TUSA is to bring together students from various universities for the national harmony and the betterment of the association.

The one day meeting mainly discussed preparations for the coming universities sports competitions to be held in Dodoma between 14 and 21 December this year and  set the rules to guide them.

The universities annual competitions cover various types of sports and games for men and women including track and field events, tennis, basketball, volleyball, football, netball and pool table.

Other events are karate, chess, scrabble, handball, wood ball, hockey, badminton, sitting volleyball, handball, goal ball, taekwondo and swimming.

The universities which were represented at the meeting include University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE), Open University of Tanzania (OUT), Ardhi University (ARU) and University of Arusha (UoA).

Others are Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), SUMAIT University, Muslim University of Morogoro (MUM) and Mzumbe University.

Others are Mzumbe University, State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), University of Dodoma (UDOM), University of Iringa, Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST), Moshi Cooperative University and Hubert Kairuki Memorial University.

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