Stars university is the acronym for Sports, Technology and Arts University. The idea was conceived by Prince Ned Nwoko of having a sports university in Nigeria
The University, the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa is located in Idumuje Ugboko, Delta State.
Nwoko, while in the Hallowed Chambers advocated for the establishment of the Sports University but the bill he sponsored then which was not passed did not deter him.
It took me a long time to get to this point, but I can speak confidently about this now. I went to China, Russia, America, and England and came back to put all the sports courses together,” Nwoko said satisfactorily.
“So, I said to myself this is what we don’t have in Nigeria, and Africa, so I thought I should do something like this to allow the young ones to do what they love doing.”
Today, a dream that started many years has come to reality and fruition. The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria just yesterday approved the issuance of provisional license to 12 Universities amongst which is Sport Umiversity 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 Prince 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.
The university will take off in September 2022 to offer professional first-degree certificates in sports-related fields.
The school project has a three-floor academic building, top-scale art library, medical centers, Olympic-size swimming pool, and standard pitches for football, hockey, and baseball.