By Davies Iheamnachor, Port-Harcourt
The Rivers state government has begun admitting students to the Real Madrid Soccer Academy in the state.
The selection process of interested parties that began yesterday in Port Harcourt is carried out by the State Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Real Madrid Soccer Academy.
In a statement in Port Harcourt yesterday, Faustina Nwanekwu, Media Assistant to the State Education Commissioner Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, noted that the government was pleased with the development.
Nwanekwwu said, “The two-pronged process began today with the aptitude test conducted at the Model Girls High School, Rumuokwuta, Rivers State facility.
“Overseen by the State Commissioner of Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku and the S.A of the Real Madrid Football Academy, Rivers State, Mr. Christopher Green, the exercise was carried out in strict compliance with all COVID-19 health protocols.
“The exercise was very well organized and managed. There was palpable enthusiasm for the exercise and the same enthusiasm on the part of potential candidates to be admitted to the specialized Academy.
“The process continues Tuesday at Sharks Stadium, Hospital Road, Port Harcourt with practical exams to assess the soccer skills of the candidates.”
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