Alphonsus Agborh | Asaba
The much expected first Sports University in Nigeria is to commence both sporting activities and academic work in Delta State soon.
It is located in Idumuje Ugboko in Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.
Conducting journalists round facilities in the campus, founder of the university and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Delta North senatorial candidate, Prince Ned Nwoko, emphasised that admission into the institution would not be through JAMB but by natural sporting talents in addition to physical fitness.
Nwoko said that a 10-year-old child could be admitted provided the child demonstrateability in any sporting events of choice .
He said that the university was fully prepared to groom students in four areas of sports which include, indoor sports, field events, track events and special sports, adding that experts that will handle the various departments are already engaged.
“Opportunity to focus on sports and make a difference is here. In view of this, the university had been structured to combine both academic and sports which makes it unique and different from the conventional universities,” Nwoko said.