Sport is an aspect of educational activities that develops an individual in all ramification of life. It develops physically, emotionally, socially, recreationally, and promotes optimal health through participation in physical activities/games such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, cricket, hockey, handball, tennis, and athletics.
There is this saying that a healthy man is a wealthy man and a healthy nation is always a wealthy nation. Therefore, it is expedient that emphasis be made on educational activities that can promote human health in our society, work environment and schools.
The importance of sport to human life and academic performance can-not be underrated, because sport is the only sun that dries all human health challenges and tears. One can think of a healthy mind only in a healthy body. Both physical and mental well-being is the prerequisites of great achievements in man’s life.
History shows that young men who excelled in the field in sports could prove their worth in academic, battlefield as valiant soldiers in later life and get the laurels of victory in this world.
Recreational Activities helps students to keep fit and live a healthy lifestyle. It helps in freeing persons from engagement in anti-social vices. It is also one of the key determinants of Campus satisfaction and success that could keep students within the Campus. The University has a comfortable football filed used by both staff and students.There are also very useful sporting facilities at the Halls of Residence. Plans are underway to build an ultra-modern Sports complex of the University for such Activities as football, basketball, volleyball, racket games, swimming, athletics etc. At MCIU, we maintain a well-rounded programme of sporting and athletic activities on Campus under the supervision of the University coaches.
All students are enjoined to join any of these University’s sporting activities where their talents can be nurtured and developed.
SPORT CATEGORIES (INDOOR AND OUT-DOOR GAMES).
- Ball games : (soccer, handball, basketball, volleyball)
- Ball and racket games: ( lawn tennis, table tennis, squash)
- Racket game: ( badminton)
- Ball and stick games: (cricket, field hockey)
- Aquatic sports: ( swimming, canoeing)
- Athletic events: ( track and field)
- Recreational activities: (indoor or outdoor)
Conclusion:It is not the sound and the fury that counts but effort in the right direction to make a mark. Keeping this in view, it is high time that we spot out our sports talents and provide all necessary facilities to train them properly so as to enable them to compete with world champions with no feelings of diffidence. So join us at Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) as we help you develop and promote optimal health through sport participation.