ASABA/Nigeria: The ceremony for the official opening of the first Sports University in Sub-Sahara Africa, Stars University, is to hold April 3, 2018 in Idumuje-Ugboko, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.
In a statement released by the Management of the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, it stated that the ground breaking event will involve the laying of blocks of classrooms, hostel accommodation, take off campus project for the proposed university, Stars University.
The statement further stated that the event which will be attended by the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, as the host, will have Capt. Hosa Okunbo as the Special Guest of Honour and the Iyase of Ogwashi-Uku, Chief Mike Nwaukoni as the Guest of Honor.
It could be remembered that in a recent media chat with the members of Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF, the founder of the University, Hon Prince Ned Nwoko, and a Senatorial Hopeful in Delta North in 2019, stated that the university has officially obtained a provisional certification from the Nigerian Universities Commission, NUC to commence academic activities.
According to him, Stars University will be a wholly sports university, the first of its kind in sub Saharan Africa, which will aid in the training of sports men and women for the African of Continent.