UDS: Wasawasa Walk Makes History

Over the weekend-thus on Saturday the 28th of September, 2019, UDS Tamale Campus witnessed the biggest, most entertaining and exciting program ever organized in the annals of the University dubbed “Wasawasa Walk” under the theme “Promoting Indigenous Northern Values”. This is by far the most attended program on campus. No event on campus has ever recorded such numbers. In deed, history was made.

This novel and innovative event was organized by the Sports Committee of the SRC under the able leadership of Mr. Mohammed Iddi Faried [Popularly known as Fab] , Chairman of the Committee.

Fab smiling in a picture

Fab, Central SRC Sports Committee Chair

Students appeared in their branded white t-shirts and sports wears ready for the walk. The walk started at around 7:30am at the school’s sports complex and proceeded through campus and on to the main road leading to the Central Business District of Tamale. Students jumped, jammed and “grinded” in excitement as the walk was mixed with exciting music and danceable brass band displays. The color festival was on going as the walk proceeded, students were covered in different colors – rainbow colors which added excitement, beauty and class to the walk. The walk was truncated at the Lamashegu Runabout and students headed back to campus in the same fashion. The police were invited, they helped control the vehicles and students to ensure an incident-free walk.

Here are some pictures from the walk

An aerobics session was held upon return to the sports complex. Students were taken through some aerobic exercises.

Aerobics Session

The whole event was climaxed with the sharing of the delicacy for the day – Wasawasa. A well prepared and well garnished wasawasa was served to students.

Speaking to Mr. Fab after the walk, he explained the rationale behind the walk and also threw more light on the choice of the theme.

The event was supposed to achieve a number of things. First of all we wanted our students to have fun especially the freshers, it was an opportunity to exercise, an opportunity to socialize and more importantly an opportunity to promote our indigenous Northern values – of which our local foods forms an integral part of. That is why we decided to name this event “Wasawasa Walk”. I’m really proud of what we have achieved today. Most students have never heard of Wasawasa but through this program, they did not only hear of it but they got to taste. The feedback we have gotten so far is very positive. The students enjoyed it. I’m really proud of myself, my committee and the entire SRC for this achievement.” – he said

Here are some more pictures

Campusnewsgh.com had chit chats with some of the students. They expressed joy and satisfaction with the way the program unfolded. They seemed exhausted but still had refreshing smiles on their faces – indicative of the good time they had.

Wasawasa Walk has indeed made history.

Kindly tap on this link to download your pictures from the walk.

Photo Credit: Khamil Gallery

Story by: campusnewsgh.com/Wumpini Lagfu

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