The National, Thursday 6th September, 2012
THE University of Technology in Lae, Morobe came to the rescue of the bi-annual National University Students games in the 11th hour when the University of Natural Resources and Environment (Vudal) in Rabaul cancelled to host them.
The NUS games were officially declared open by the vice-chancellor Albert Schram yesterday with 1000-plus students from five universities with the host Unitech, UOG, National Polytech, Lae school of Nursing, Lae Timber College, and Bulolo Forestry College taking part.
The notable ommisions were; UPNG, Vudal, Pacific Adventist university and Divine Word university.
SRC president for Unitech Joe Kaowai, when welcoming the student participants to the game, acknowledged the administration and the vice chancellor Schram for allowing the students to host the games even though it was at avery last minute.
“Even though the weather is not the best for us, we all know Lae is a rainy place and will do our best to complete the games. “We are not here only to play games but to unite and know each other and to build a good relationship,” Kaowai said.
The students will be taking part in rugby league, rugby union, touch-footy, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and debate for both male and female and netball.
Meanwhile the organising committee for the NUS games have laid down rules for the duration of the games.
The NUS games end on Saturday.