The Rivers State Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Real Madrid Football Academy, Rivers State on Monday kicked-off selection process for students seeking to be admitted into the Football Academy.
The two-pronged process began today with aptitude test held at the premises of Model Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta, Rivers State.
Supervised by the State Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku and the S.A on Real Madrid Football Academy, Rivers State, Mr. Christopher Green, the exercise was held under strict compliance with all Covid-19 health protocols.
Candidates were required to wear nose masks, and to ensure physical and social distancing 24 classrooms and 120 sitting capacity hall was used for the test.
The exercise was very well organized and managed. There was palpable enthusiasm for the exercise, and equal eagerness on the part of prospective candidates to gain admission into the specialized Academy.
The down side of it was that the authorities found that many unqualified candidates needlessly turned up for the test.
The process continues on Tuesday at the Sharks Stadium, hospital Road, Port Harcourt with practical screening to assess the candidates’ footballing skills.