ABUAD Dives into Talent Development with N500 Million Olympic-Size Swimming Pool

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), is making a splash in talent development with the construction of a state-of-the-art Olympic-size swimming pool. Valued at over N500 million, this investment underscores ABUAD's commitment to nurturing students' talents alongside their academic pursuits.

ABUAD Dives into Talent Development with N500 Million Olympic-Size Swimming Pool

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) is doubling down on its commitment to nurturing students' talents alongside academic excellence. Professor Gboyega Babalola, the Director of Sports at the university, highlighted this dedication during the 5th edition of the 'Ball Up' basketball tournament. He revealed that the university's founder, Aare Afe Babalola, has invested over N500 million in the construction of an Olympic-size swimming pool on campus.

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The swimming pool, slated for completion in the coming months, stands as a testament to Aare Afe Babalola's vision for sports development in the state and the nation as a whole. Professor Babalola emphasized the importance of fostering sports interest among students, drawing from his own childhood experiences of sports encouragement from his father. He lauded Aare Afe Babalola's unwavering support for sports, citing the significant investment in the swimming pool project as evidence.

Highlighting basketball as a priority sport at ABUAD, Professor Babalola underscored the university's efforts in organizing various contests and activities to showcase students' basketball prowess. As part of the 'Ball Up' tournament, cash prizes were announced for winners of the dunk contest, further incentivizing student participation and talent development.

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Moreover, the university is actively working to elevate the profile of its sporting events beyond the campus, aiming for broader recognition within the state and the country. This initiative aligns with Aare Afe Babalola's vision to provide students with opportunities to excel internationally, as evidenced by his remarks on the potential for Olympic participation and international recognition through swimming.

ABUAD's investment in sports infrastructure and programs underscores its holistic approach to education, aiming not only for academic excellence but also for the all-round development of its students' talents and potentials. Through initiatives like the construction of the Olympic-size swimming pool, ABUAD continues to position itself as a hub for nurturing future sports champions and leaders.

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