Why universities should promote sports

Long-distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Summer Olympics on August 19, 2016. PHOTO | OLIVIER MORIN | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Kenyatta University will be the athletes' village for the IAAF World U18 Championships in July.
  • This opportunity provides a challenge to other universities to pursue, promote and supports sports as important entity of their curriculum by providing scholarships and facilities that will empower the country to produce the next generation of great athletes and sports leaders.

In October last year, something very exciting took place at Kenyatta University. The institution was recognised as the number one sports university in the region and proudly took its place among the leading institutions that have promoted and supported students in sports besides other academic pursuits.

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