MTN Scholarship Media Representative, Adesina Adetola, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that the previous editions have been a success.
Adetola said that apart from on-the-pitch screening, participants were expected to possess a minimum standard of education qualifications recognised by the host country, the U.S.
“The stakes are high, hence the requirements are also high,” he said.
He said the students would also be required to sit for the standardised test for most college admissions in the US (SAT), before going to the U.S for the two-year programme.
“The project aims to strike a balance between sports and educational pursuits, in a more advanced setting,” he said.
Adetola said that the programme would provide a new lease of life for the selected ones, as it would help them to make better career choices in sports and education. (NAN)