Ned Nwoko’s sports varsity to curb poverty among athletes

Ned Nwoko

Billionaire businessman and proprietor Sports University of Nigeria Ned Nwoko says graduates from the institution will be taught life skills that will help them live normal lives and put an end to poverty on retirement from active sports activities.

Following the institution’s approval as the first private sports university in Nigeria, Nwoko noted that the institution was focused on “providing education in sports services, science, medicine, management, engineering, physical education, humanities and social science, as well as to develop top-level athletes through high-performance training.”

“Additionally, athletes who are alumni, will no longer wallow in abject poverty, as skills acquired there will place them in good stead in their post-competition era, as against the prevailing status of retired athletes’ complaints of neglect from their hitherto benefactors,” Nwoko added.

According to Nwoko, the university boasts standard sporting facilities, a three-floor academic building, top-scale arts library, medical centres, Olympic-size swimming pool and standard pitches for football, hockey and baseball.

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The institution would also have a five-star hotel, administrative blocks, lecture halls, canteen and junior staff quarters.

Also, it will be collaborating with relevant authorities globally for exchange programmes to produce Olympic gold medalists, at international sports championships and world record breakers in many areas of sports.”

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