Nexford University Awards Scholarship to Slum Chess Player
1 Washington DC-based Nexford Universityin collaboration with Tunde Onakoya Chess in Slums Africa, awarded Nigeria‘s Jamiu Ninilowo, winner of his novelty game, with a 100% purse.
2 According to a statement signed by Olamidun Majekodunmi, National Director of Oxford UniversityOn Tuesday, the university also gave Ninilowo a laptop and an Internet modem.
3 Majekodunmi said Ninilowo, who had achieved distinctions in the West African Higher Secondary Certificate Examination, wished to be a university student.
4 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nexford University held a chess competition at the community space, Lekki, on Monday. Lagos.
5 The competition featured university students and slum chess champions
6 “This event marks the start of Nexford University’s graduation week.
seven “The online university that champions flexible and affordable learning believes in identifying unique offerings to help our learners and graduates stand out from the crowd.
8 “Today marks the launch of Nexford Graduation Week, and we have found a clear alignment between Chess in Slums and Nexford University.
9 “We produce next-generation leaders and provide unique, life-changing opportunities for elevation,” Majekodunmi said.
ten He quoted Ninilowo saying, “I am very excited because winning the scholarship will help me achieve my dreams.
12 Peter Abidogun, director of chess education for Chess in Slums Africa, described chess as a game about survival, strategy and how to manage life, according to Majekodunmi.
13 “It’s a great experience involving players from the slums, not the usual kind of experience we get
14 “We normally teach kids from the comfort of their homes, in expensive schools, but when you teach kids from the slums, from the streets, it’s a different ballgame because the game is very hands-on,” he said. he quotes.
15 He also quoted Sally Okogho, the university’s regional communications director, as saying, “Your location shouldn’t limit you.
16 With your laptop, you are connected to the world.
17 “Nexford University offers global experience and skills that enable you to seize global opportunities.
19 NOPE also reports that Nexford University creates flexible learning by allowing students to learn where they want and when they want.
20 NewsSourceCredit: NAN