Kyambogo University Games and Sports Section has been in existence since the inception of the University after the merger of three former institutions; Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo (ITEK), Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK) and Uganda National Institute of Special Needs Education (UNISE) in 2003. The section falls under the Students’ Welfare Department headed by the Dean of Students. The University recognizes sports as a powerful means of enhancing the health wellbeing, entertainment, recreation and nurturing talent of its members.
The games and sports section serves to promote and develop sports at the University particularly for the students, staff, and other users of KyU sports facilities.
The section operates in line with the vision, mission and motto of the university.
Our core values are;
Quality : Ensuring excellence of output and service delivery
Equity : Ensuring equal opportunities for all in sports including
persons with disabilities.
Integrity: Promotion of a high sense of moral and ethical standards in
all its dealings with students, staff and the general public.
Professionalism: Professionalism shall be observed in all dealings and
execution of the University’s mandate.
Cross Country (M&W)
Table Tennis (M&W)
Pool Table (M&W)
Sport for PWD’s
- To provide mass sport to Kyambogo University as means of promoting recreation for students and staff.
- To mobilize all University students and staff to participate in games and sports for the purpose of improving their health and fitness.
- Provide a variety of sports programmes/activities for the purpose of nurturing and enhancing the talents of student athletes at Kyambogo University.
- Engage all students and staff in Kyambogo University in participating in games and sports as a means of entertainment.
The University shall endeavor to provide a variety of recreational activities for the entire community in order for them to enjoy their stay in the University. In this context, it isparticularly effective to promote customized, quality programming for underrepresentedand/or marginalized students and staff to increase participation and the personal and socialbenefits.
Health and Fitness
Whereas the core role of the University is academics, games and sports is part and parcel of a holistic individual. Games and sports activities therefore should be accessed in order to realize a healthy and fit community. Through participation in games and sports activities, health related risk factors shall also be minimized.
In all working and studying environments, both staff and students need some time to relax and get entertained. Provision of games and sports activities, colorful and attractive will entertain the University community to everyone’s satisfaction. Therefore, students and staff shall be motivated primarily by fun, health, social interaction and relaxation throughengagement in basic games and sports activities.
Studying at the University and getting engaged in games and sports activities should be ableto promote individual talents. Student athletes getting involved in competitive activities should be a clear way of improving and promoting their talents to elite caliber sports. Strongpartnerships and linkages with organizations in other sectors will help to ensure competitive sport where talented athletes shall achieve their full potential in personal and social development through participation.
Use and maintenance of games and sports facilities
The University shall have in place clear and well defined guidelines for the use and maintenance of the games and sports facilities. These will guide and direct all users on how facilities should be accessed and used.