During the official closing ceremony, in his speech the Minister of Higher Education, Prof Jacques FAME NDONGO, congratulated the participants during the 18th edition for their role in making it a success. He praised the high class performances by athletes and described the games as a platform for broad exchange of ideas, sportive, cultural, economic and festive values.
Government officail during the ceremony
The minister said it was a cultural forum, where creativity and innovations were displayed by fans club, the choral, the majorette among other musical display. Economically, the games have brought enormous commercial exchange during this period with economic operators of the formal and informal sectors. He stated that the games have garnered positive influence in national integration. The social festival, he added has been a medium of fraternity, unity and religious understanding during the games. With over 6500 students volunteering during the games, the need for social governance is gaining grounds. Jacques Fame NDONGO expressed admiration on the banners and messages that could be seen during the games which encourage social cohesion, the fight against terrorism among others. He stressed that the youths today were vectors of patriotism. “All is well that ends well” he added .He thanked the University management of Yaoundé I for a hitch free game 2015 and praised UYI for winning the overall trophy during the competition. He prayed for safe journey of the various contingents back to their universities and declared the ceremony closed while indicating that the 2016 University games will be held in the University of Yaoundé II SOA.
The ceremony ended with the lowering of the Olympic flag and turning off of the Olympic torch which was given to the representative of Yaoundé II the next host. /GC