The Eighth Edition of the annual Private Universities? Students Association of Ghana (PUSAG) Sports and Entertainment Festival, is scheduled to take place in Kumasi from Tuesday, March 24, to Friday March 27.
The event will take place at the Paa Joe stadium of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on the theme: ?Shifting the paradigm towards tertiary sports development?.
Mr Raphael Apetorgbor, PUSAG Media Relations Officer, made this known on Wednesday in Accra in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.
He said disciplines to be competed in are soccer, basketball, volleyball, track events, tennis, handball and swimming, and it will feature 32 accredited private universities across the country.
He explained that the aim of the Sports and Entertainment Festival is to discover talents and strengthen comradeship among students.
The Media Relations Officer said he was impressed with the level of preparation; and that he was confident of hosting a successful event.
?I?m really impressed with support from member institutions. It?s the Eight Edition and the first time Kumasi is hosting the event, we expect to see an exciting game with plenty skills. I am optimistic it will be a success,? said Apetorgbor.
On the erratic power interruption, Mr. Apetorgbor said adequate preparations had been put in place to address the challenge when it arrives.
He also assured the over 2,000 participants of adequate security protection against hooligans who might attempt disrupting the event.
He urged more accredited universities to register for the championship saying ?Sports is a major employer and we always encourage our students to exploit their potentials?.
Private Universities that will be participating in the championships are: Pentecost University College, Islamic University College, University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Catholic University College, Valley View University, Kaaf University College, Zenith University College, Ashesi University College, and Central University College.
Others are All Nations University College, Garden City University College, Maranatha University College, Central University College, Regent University College, Wisconsin University College, Ghana Baptist University College, Methodist University College, and Datalink University College.
The rest are Spiritan University College, Evangelical Presbyterian University College, Pan-Africa University College, Christian Service University College, Knustford University College, kings University College, Presbyterian University College and Radford University College.