A 400-Level student of Human Kinetics and Health Education, AAUA, Miss Omolara Omotoso, is among the athletes representing Nigeria in the RAC relay race holding in California, United States.
RAC relay is a part of preparation for the Commonwealth Games coming up later in the year.
Omotoso has won gold medals at the 2011 All Africa Games held in Maputo, Mozambique; 2011 National Sports Festival, and the Nigerian University Games (NUGA, 2011 to date).
She represented Nigeria in 4 X 400m Relay Women at the 2012 London Olympics.
Meanwhile, an Alumnus of the University, Mr. Louis Adekola, who graduated from Department of Educational Management, is the only Nigerian and one of the three Africans among the 120 global participants for the 12-month Accelerator Programme known as Merit Next, which would take the participants to Liverpool, London, New York, Washington D.C. and their own countries.
This programme will offer the young leaders from across the globe an opportunity to get intensive leadership training with a view to grooming them into outstanding leaders.
The programme will start in London and Liverpool, United Kingdom in July with two weeks of inspiration, aspiration assessment, and team building.
The participants will return to their respective countries where they will be engaged in online training and education, one-on-one mentoring and internship in the remaining 11 months.
In June 2015, the Merit Next Fellows will converge on the United States of America (New York & Washington DC) to present their final reports to a panel of entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists. (The Nation)
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