10,000 Athlet, Officer and Volunteers of SUKIPT Converge at UKM

By Asmahanim Amir
Pictures by Shahiddan Saidi

BANGI, 2 Feb 2018 – About 10,000 athletes, officers and volunteers of Sukan Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi (SUKIPT) 2018 converge at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for the success of the annual dual sport.

About 69 local IPT contingent and nine international IPT take part in 27 sports contested.

Deputy General Secretariat (Management), Ministry of Higher Education, Dato’ Kamel Mohamad said the sport is a good platform for students to expose their talents.

“Sport will complete your experience at university because in sports, there’s leadership… there is entrepreneurship. This is your (athletes) best experience,” he said while delivering his speech at the Opening Ceremony of SUKIPT Sport Village and SUKIPT Secretariat Rooms at Astaka Chancellor Tun Abdul Razak Hall, here.

He said organising of sport is also a challenge to the host committee to give a good performance in the management of the sports village.

“So, I hope sport management will give the best compare last edition,” he said.

SUKIPT 2018 continued the tradition while they invited four countries South East Asia, namely Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and India.

A total of 238 gold medals, 238 silver medals and 399 bronze medals will be taken by participating athletes.