“To produce International Standard Sportsmen and Women who would ultimately compete at the Olympics and other world forums with exceptional results.”
To provide an enabling high tech environment for the training of world class sportsmen and women.
Produce a crop of young men and women who will Rule the World in Sports.
Be a model of excellence in Sports.
Take Nigeria to the Centre Stage of sports development in the world.
Success inspires, so does failure.
The monumental failure of Nigeria as a country to achieve its potential in international sporting events is the reason for this university.
It is expected that this university will prepare and propel our sportsmen and women to the desired heights and also provide an environment for our coaching experts to maximize their efforts with the right results.’’
Prince Ned Munir Nwoko
THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM
Arise O Compatriots
Nigeria’s Call Obey
To Serve Our Fatherland
With Love and Strength and Faith
The Labour of Our Heroes Past
Shall Never Be In Vain
To Serve With Heart and Might
One Nation Bound in Freedom
Peace and Unity.
O God of Creation
Direct Our Noble Paths
Guide Our Leaders Right
Help Our Youths the Truth to Grow
In Love and Honesty to Grow
And Living Just and Truth
Great Lofty Heights Attained
To Build A Nation Where Peace
And Justice Shall Reign.
I Pledge to Nigeria My Country
To Be Faithful Loyal and Honest
To Serve Nigeria with all my Strength
To Defend Her Unity
And Uphold Her Honour and Glory
So Help me God.
“WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS”
“We are the Champions”
We are the young, we are the youths, we are the stars
We are the best seeds that will grow
We have the spirit to shine because we are inspired
We have the best University nature can offer
We have all that we need to succeed
Ambitious, resolute and ready for the world
Coming together as one at a time when there is need for oneness for our common goal
We will become the champions because that is what we are
Passion, strength and duty will drive us
We are the champions
“In the beginning God created heaven and earth… and God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food”. Genesis 2:8-9.
This is the holy book’s record of the creation of our world by God. A critical study of this wonderful and beautiful first habitation of man. Eden is not too far from what nature has preserved for mankind in the Mount of Delta (also known as Idumuje-Ugboko).
This very unique place is the home of an ancient kingdom made up of wonderful people. The weather is amazing; it is so perfect that tropical and non-tropical plants flourish here. Early morning and late night dews constitute an all year phenomenon which keeps the vegetation perpetually green.
Idumuje Ugboko is located at the highest point in Delta State, about 1000 feet above sea level. It is renowned for its great kings, tombs, and the seven streams that converge in the village and flow towards the River Niger.
BRIEF HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
Legend has it that the ancient people of Idumuje Ugboko are descendants of the royal family of the ancient Benin Kingdom of present day Edo State, who following a dispute between the princes, migrated and settled at their present location.
Historically, the ancient people of Idumuje Ugboko were skilled farmers, weavers, hunters and blacksmiths. Fani Dennis, a missionary writer, states in her book “Niger Dawn” that the people were quite civilized in their traditional ways and naturally peaceful. She talked about the tobacco smoking habits of the women and their caring and accommodating lifestyle.
Towards the end of the 18th Century, the incursion of the white man in West Africa brought a friction between the invaders and the people who believed that the intruders were undermining their cultures and tradition.
This friction climaxed in what is today known as the “Ekwumeku” War, translated it means “not to be spoken about”.
The Ekwumeku War, led by a Prince referred to as Young Nwoko in history books, was fought by a silent army that employed the tactics of guerrilla warfare on the white man and his institutions. They dug trenches and covered them with grasses and allowed the white invaders and their machines to fall into them before they finished them off. So successful was the army that the white man had to broker peace with their leaders and even offered them opportunities to go abroad and study.
The first missionaries arrived at about 1879 in the present day Anioma area and by 1902 had built the first primary school in Idumuje-Ugboko. The school stands to this day as Nkeze Primary School.
LOCATION AND CLIMATE
Idumuje-Ugboko is located on the highest point in Delta Stat