Kenyatta University is privileged to be hosting the 10th Federation of African Universities Sports (FASU) Championship from 4th – 10th June 2022 at the University main Campus.
The FASU games are expected to bring together over 2000 participants from various African Universities. This is an important event in recognition of the crucial role sports plays in overall development of the modern society. It is a significant milestone for Kenyatta University whose mandate is teaching, research and service to humanity.
In line with this mission, the University in partnership with local and international institutions is planning to host a Pre-Games International Symposium on 2nd and 3rd of June 2022 to disseminate knowledge and share experiences in relevant fields related to sports and human performance.
The main theme of the symposium is “The Role of University Sports as a Vehicle for Institutional Development”. The two-day symposium aims to share practical experiences from interdisciplinary approaches and outcomes of past individual and collaboration research. Under current global COVID-19 pandemic, it is also crucial to understand the body and the embodied experiences of people, especially the youth, within and beyond sports. A special session that is designed for exploring the diverse meanings of their body performance, body image and expressions responds to such needs. Starting from and moving beyond sports, we will also give opportunity for further
discussions on future practice and research directions that brings better understanding of the sustainable development among youths in Africa and the world.
In his remark Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul K. Wainaina said “The strategic and vision plan of the university places importance on the education and training of the complete individual in cognitive, psychomotor and cognitive domains. Therefore it is based on the above ideals, that Kenyatta University is not only hosting the 10th FASU games but this pre-games symposium”.
Amb. Simon Nabukwesi, Principal Secretary, State Department For University Education And Research, Ministry Of Education who was the cheif guest of the events welcomed the attendants on behalf of the government of Kenya; “it is worth noting that we are gathered here, not the worst, but also perhaps not the very best of times. We are participating in this symposium today at a time of considerable uncertainty as the world grapples with the ravages of COVID-19 pandemic. I highly appreciate the great efforts made despite these circumstances, and feel honored to preside over the opening of this Pre-Games Symposium”.
Keynote speakers from the event includes;
Leapetswe Malete Associate Professor and Coordinator of Global Initiatives in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University (MSU).
Yasushi Enomoto an Associate Professor in Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Michael-Thomas Wilson, M.A. a Sport Psychology Consultant specializing in adaptive thinking, behavior analysis, and team dynamics.
Danladi Ibrahim Musa from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria
Prof. Peter Bukhala holds a Master’s degree from McGill University- Canada and a PhD in Disability sports studies from Kenyatta University –Kenya.