University of Cyberjaya wins 2nd place at the
14th MyPSA NPSC 2021 virtual event
Cyberjaya, 11th May 2021 – Despite the challenges of a virtual competition this year, the University of Cyberjaya won 2nd place at the annual 14th MyPSA National Pharmacy Sports Carnival 2021 (NPSC) bagging 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal. This comes after the University won first place four years in a row at its previous live events.
The virtual event this year which took place from 28th March to 11th April was organised by the Malaysian Pharmacy Students’ Association (MyPSA) and hosted by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
With the theme ‘Light Up with Modern Sports’, the virtual event registered a total of 591 pharmacy students from 18 universities to compete for the championship. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) came in at first place and third runner-up respectively.
Our students participated in various events including online gaming competitions including Player’s Unknown Battleground (PUBG) and Mobile Legends, as well as others such as online chess, sports quiz, virtual running, freestyle skipping and RXFit challenge.
Lau Hui Ong, a 4th year student who bagged the gold medal said, “I am grateful that I was able to represent the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Cyberjaya and winning the sports quiz. As I had taken the Sports Pharmacy elective course during my previous semester, I was able to understand and answer the questions effectively. The only challenge I faced was answering questions on e-sport which had garnered popularity over the past few years.”
Arslan Charyyev, a 3rd international student from Turkmenistan who was named the Best Male Athlete twice in previous years said, “It was upsetting that we could no longer meet physically for events as most of my favourite sports such as swimming, track running, and volleyball could no longer be conducted. However, I was glad I had the chance to play online chess this year. I used to watch online chess competitions on YouTube before and I was keen on trying it out some day. Being a first-time participant and winning a silver medal was really exciting.”
Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Professor Datin Dr. Rosnani Hashim said: “We are proud of our students who have shown their best at this year’s virtual event. We will be better prepared for next year’s competition regardless of it being a virtual or live event.”
The University of Cyberjaya is proud of our holistic approach to education that nurtures students to excel academically as well as through extracurricular activities including societies and club events, sports and recreation, as well as volunteer work.
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