Federal Government has given License to Prince Ned Nwoko for the first Sports University in Nigeria & Africa,
He started the construction of University with his personal funds and without a single loan from the bank or investors, putting up a world-class structure and sports facilities that can stand the test of time.
23 Years after he conceived the idea of having the Sports University in Nigeria be located in Idumuje Ugboko Delta State the foundation was laid.
As a parliamentarian, he sponsored a Bill for its establishment, however, was not passed but he never gave up on the vision. He believed so much in Sports and Education and that a University of such would bridge the gap between sports and Education, offering both conventional and specialized courses where students will graduate with double honors.
Prince Ned believed that if found, the Sports University will be a veritable ground for the selection of sportsmen and women that will represent Nigeria at local, continental, and Intercontinental competitions.
According to him “Today, a dream that started many years has come to reality and fruition. The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria just approved the issuance of a provisional license to 12 Universities among which is the Sports University Of Nigeria. This news came in time just as the world marked the international day of sports for development and peace.
This adds to the numerous landmark achievements that Ned Nwoko has realized for Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
“The focal point of the University is Sports Excellence. 80% sports and 20% academics. This is home for persons who want to do sports and also be educated enough to express themselves. The first of its kind in Africa.”
Recall that Prince Ned Nwoko became the first black African to travel to the freezing South Pole in Antarctica in 2020 while on an expedition to create awareness on the scourge of Malaria in Africa. A disease that has ravaged the continent for decades. Through his malaria Project, Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation hopes to achieve a zero malaria status for Nigeria and Africa.