Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has urged private universities to participate in the Nigeria University Games Association and other national tournaments.
Dare stated this on Tuesday when he received the Chairman of the Governing Council of Nile University, Prof. Huseyin Sert.
He said, “We have federations that train athletes and during international tournaments they bring them to us. You can bring your athletes to us. They can compete for the country and even go for Olympics.
“Such collaboration will open opportunities for schools. They can also use the National Youth Games and National Sports Festival as scouting grounds for selecting students to benefit from their sports related scholarships.”