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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ex Super Eagle Captain, Nwankwo Kanu Gets Honorary Master’s Degree From Unijos


The Vice Chancellor of the University of
Jos, Professor Hayward Mafuyai, has
revealed during a pre-convocation
press briefing that the tertiary
institution will honour ex- Nigerian
international and Eagles Captain,
Nwankwo Kanu, with a Master of Arts
Degree [honorary] for his achievements
in the field of football and philanthropy.

Prof. Mafuyai said the University’s
Senate unanimously approved the
conferment of the honorary degree on
Nwankwo Kanu, whom he described as
a deserving Nigerian and the most
decorated African footballer.

The event is scheduled to take place on
the 12th of May.
”This is in recognition, not only of his
outstanding achievements in the field of
sports, but also for his exemplary
contribution towards the rehabilitation
of many indigent Nigerian children with
debilitating heart conditions through his
Kanu Heart Foundation. This has enabled
many of them to recover and return to
pursue their education”, Professor
Mafuyai said.

Professor Mafuyai said the award was
to honour a youth who has striven to
be exemplary as a footballer and
became even more exemplary with the
heart foundation which had offered
treatment to many who would not have
been able to afford the treatment.

He said the university was focusing on
the youth because “we have not done
enough to honor our own young men
and women”.

-Vanguard NG

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