Wednesday, June 1, 2022



Prince Ned Nwoko, a billionaire philanthropist and Antarctic explorer, announced on Monday that preparations are in the works to provide full scholarships to 150 students at the recently approved Sports University Idumuje-ugboko in Nigeria and Sub-Sahara. 

He made the revelation while his personal staff in Abuja were waiting for him at the Private Jet wing to welcome him back to Abuja and celebrate his landslide victory in the People's Democratic Party's Delta North senatorial primary election, in which he polled 246 votes to defeat his challenger Paul osaji's 67 votes. 

Hon. Ned is also the Chairman of the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, whose responsibilities include Education, Health, Sports Development, Culture and Tourism and Environment said that for students to qualify for the scholarship you must be good in one aspect of sports.

Students must be good in one element of sports to qualify for the scholarship, and there will be trials where qualified students will be picked for full scholarships at Sports University idumuje ugboko in Delta State. 

Philantropist said the university's focus will be 80 percent sports development and 20 percent traditional academy study since it will be a university that will train and develop our lads from the age of 15 and up so that they may compete in Olympic events. 

Sports Communication (Sports Journalism), Sports Phycology, Sports Technology and Science, Sports Administration, Sports Criminology, and other courses would be provided. 

For the first time, Ned also announced that there will be an exchange programs for top notch students with leading European Universities whose Representatives were at Sports University Idumuje during the week to see what has been done. 

He said "There would be an exchange programs with top rated Europeans universities, their representatives were with us (at the sports university Idumuje-ugboko) yesterday and we are doing this to groom the students so that they can compete anywhere in the world".

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