Participation fees for USE schools also scrapped
Kampala. Fresh Dairy has today unveiled Three (3) University Sports Scholarships for the best performing students in basketball and rugby as part of the ongoing Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games scheduled to climax during the National Finals from 4th to 11th May 2019 at Mbale Secondary School.
To qualify for the scholarships to pursue a University degree at Strathmore University – Kenya, the overall best 3 winners in both games: Basketball (2) – Boys & Girls and Rugby (1) – Boys will also be required to excel academically in their UCE and UACE Examination grades to be confirmed.
Marketing Manager Fresh Dairy, Vincent Omoth said, ‘Fresh Dairy has partnered with Strathmore University to offer four year degree course. University sports scholarships to the top performers in Basketball and Rugby during the ongoing Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games. This is based on a pretext that Fresh Dairy believes in developing a complete individual in terms of Sports, Academia and Health. We know that merging excellence in Sports and Academics will go a long way in nurturing a comprehensive person, ready for today’s competitive work space.’
Omoth added that the winning students for the University sports scholarships will have a choice to select the degree of their preference to offer at Strathmore. The students will further continue with their sports talent by playing for the Strathmore University respective teams.
Omoth further said that beyond the University sports scholarships, there are more benefits for both participating schools and students this year in the Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games, for instance:
All Universal Secondary Education schools have also been permitted to take part in the ongoing Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games at no cost by eliminating the participation fee of 150,000 Ushs for each team, to enable their students nurture their sports talents as well. Fresh Dairy will also upgrade infrastructure in the hosting school facility.
Fresh Dairy is also offering publicity during the games, which will enable more students’ talents to get exposed to various teams and coaches from different parts of the country.
General Secretary – Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) Christopher Mugisha said, ‘District and Regional Qualifiers for the Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games were completed successfully and a full list of all winning schools to take part in the National finals is out. We expect over 2,500 secondary school students to take part from across the country competing in the following disciplines:
Omoth concluded by noting that Fresh Dairy pledges better facilitated secondary school games in Uganda this year, with an intention of improving them each year during its tenure with USSSA.