The Kaneshie Sector of the Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA-Kaneshie Sector) on Monday, March 6, 2023, organised inter-tertiary outdoor games, dubbed “Sector Day Out” at the Asamoah Gyan Sports Complex at the Accra Academy Senior High School.
The participating PENSA institutions were Pentecost University, Korle – Bu, Accra Technical University, Accra City Campus, Ghana Institute of Journalism, KAAF University and GH Media, which joined for the first time.
The sporting disciplines included soccer (football), volleyball, table tennis, Ludu, Oware, heat race and dame. A dancing competition was also held as part of the activities.
At the end of the football competition, KAAF University emerged as the winner, Pentecost University placed second whilst Accra City Campus and Accra Technical University both placed third.
Accra City Campus also emerged winners of the volleyball competition with Accra Technical University and Pentecost University placing second and third, respectively.
Accra City Campus again placed first in the male category of athletics, followed by Pentecost University in second position and KAAF University in third.
Pentecost University, however, took home the top prize for the female category of athletics and was closely followed by the Accra Technical University and KAAF University in that order.
For the second time running, the female football team of KAAF University emerged victorious in the soccer competition.
The competitions ended with Accra City Campus receiving the award for “Overall Best Institution” at the games. The award for second prize went to Pentecost University, whilst Accra Technical University came in third.
All participating institutions were presented a certificate of participation for their active involvement in the games.
The participants also took the advantage to evangelise to spectators who had thronged the event venue in their numbers to witness the games.
Speaking to PENTECOST NEWS, the PENSA-Kaneshie Sector Traveling Secretary, Pastor Frank Mensah Tandoh, said that the “Sector Day Out” event, the second of its kind to be organised, seeks to develop the youth holistically and also create an avenue for socialisation and evangelism.
“The mandate of the Youth Ministry is to ensure the holistic development of the youth. This is the reason behind the organisation of the ‘PENSA Sector Day Out’ to ensure both the physical, social and spiritual development of the youth within the Sector,” he said.
He added: “In line with the Church’s theme of “Repositioning the Local Church for Maximum Impact in the Nations,” the socialisation aspect of the event is to foster comradery among the students so that they would see themselves as one big family.”
Pastor Tandoh also noted that the participants were all students drawn from the various PENSA institutions to represent their respective tertiary schools.
Report by Mavis Pewudie (PENSA- Kaneshie Sector)