The 2016 Nigerian medical Students Games (NiMSA) was hosted by the prestigious University of Benin, on 14th March 2016.
The Opening Ceremony saw big dignities from all works of life present, including some principal officers of the University, present among which were the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) , Prof. Abiodun Falodun, Deputy Vice Chancellor Ekehuan Campus, HRH Prof. Samuel Aduwa-Ogagbaen also present in the special occasion.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye representing the Vice Chancellor, Prof. F.F.O. Orumwense took the kick-off of the tournament, lit the tournament touch ahead of the historic event which saw the University of Benin Medical Students Football Team trash visiting Bowen University Medical Students Football Team 3 goals to nil in a one sided contested match having both the Provost of the University of Benin Medical Students, Prof. V.I. Iyawe and the Dean School of Medicine, Prof. M. Momoh.
The University of Benin Management became the first University in 40 years to organize the Nigerian Medical Students Association (NiMSA) Games, having been organized by the NiMSA Executives before now, the tournament took a different shape, with the best of facilities, accommodation and organization was highly seen and enjoyed by Medical Students who parted from every region of the country.
Dr. (Mrs.) F.I. Egbase, the University’s Director of Sports was very much instrumental in making sure the University came first overall with 32 Gold, 15 Silver and 11 Bronze, against 2nd Placed University, University of Lagos who defeated the University of Benin Medical Football Team from in the finals of the football category by 2 unreplied goals, finishing 2nd in the medals table with 10 Gold, 7 Silver and 5 Bronze.
With about 16 games contested by 20 notable Medical Colleges including Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, University of Illori, Lagos State University, University of Lagos, University of Nigeria, Nssuka, University of Jos, Kogi State University and others, just to mention a few, event as swimming Ayo games, chess game, Taekwondo, dart were also introduced with favorite game, like football, handball, and volleyball.
The Closing Ceremony was held March, 20th, 2016 and the Vice Chancellor’s represented, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Abiodun Falodun who represented the Vice Chancellor, Prof. F.F.O. Orumwense in his closing remark thanked the participants of various Colleges of Medical Schools for their spirit of sportsmanship which they exhibited during the games.
The next Nigerian Students Medical Students Game will be hosted to years from now, with the host school to be announced December this year.