The official flag-off of the first Sports University in Sub-Sahara Africa, is set to hold on 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 and take off campus project for the proposed university, Stars University.
The statement further informed 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 would be recalled 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 for Delta North in 2019, announced 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-Sahara Africa, which will aid in the training of sports men and women for the African Continent.