Prof. Wurie Resuscitates Intervarsity Athletics

Posted By: Sahr Sewa ⇒  Posted Date: 5/3/2022


Prof. Wurie Resuscitates Intervarsity Athletics

28th- 29th April, 2022

The Intervarsity Sports, which has not been in existence for over 14 years, has once again been resuscitated though the leadership of Prof. Alpha Tejan Wurie, Minister of Technical and Higher Education. The essence of the whole exercise is to bolster friendliness among students of tertiary institutions.

The athletics competition, which occurred on 28th and 29th April, 2022 at Bo Mini Stadium, came after a football and volleyball tournament had been organized in March, 2022 at SLFA Academy and SS Camp in Freetown.

In his speaking note to students during the competition in Bo, the Minister of Technical and Higher Education, Prof. Alpha Tejan Wurie noted that if we are to partake in intervarsity sports competition internationally, we have to start somewhere as a country. "Competing is part of academia. You should do it with all seriousness. However, if you do not win, do not show any form of rancor," he urged the participating teams. He admonished them to avoid all forms of cheating during the competition. "The moment you cheat in this, you will cheat in your exams and even cheat in your work place, which will have an overall negative impact on the country's growth," he further said.

Prof. Wurie expressed delight in seeing public as well as private tertiary institutions together in their quest to uphold national unity, adding that unifying ourselves as a nation is highly dependent on the young.

The competition was witnessed by a host of dignitaries, including the Deputy Minister of Technical and Higher Education, Mr. Sarjoh Aziz-Kamara; the Chief Technical and Higher Education Officer, Dr. Josephus Brimah; and the Minister of Sports, Mr. Ibrahim Nyenlenkeh.

The results for the track and field events are as follows:

  • 1st position- Ernest Bai Koroma University (253 points)
  • 2nd position- University of Sierra Leone (213 points)
  • 3rd position- Njala University- (199 points)
  • 4th position- Freetown Polytechnic (166 points)
  • 5th position- Government Technical Institute Bo (162 points)
  • 6th position- Eastern Technical University (159 points)
  • 7th position- Canadian University (87 points)
  • 8th position- Limkokwing University (25 points)




  • Ministry of Technical and Higher Education, New England Ville, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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