Friday, 30 September 2016

WHY ATHLETES NEED FORMAL EDUCATION

King Lebron James Zoning Out to Read a Book
Credit: Spekuliantias 

I attended a basketball league finale recently in Abuja and found out that a couple of the players could not (properly) write their names.

It got me thinking about the number of athletes in the country who are not formally educated and what it means for their career and growth.

So, I sat with Abe Onche, a basketball aficionado, to discuss why formal education is important for athletes.

This is a 3-part series.

Listen to the discussion in the links below!


WHY ATHLETES NEED FORMAL EDUCATION (1)



Basketball Athlete
Credit: WP Canal
In the first part of our discussion, we looked at models like #HighSchoolBasketball, #CollegeBasketball and the #NBA and how, if applied to our Nigerian system, we CAN have better educated athletes.

The conversation continues here.


WHY ATHLETES NEED FORMAL EDUCATION (2)



To conclude our series on WHY ATHLETES NEED FORMAL EDUCATION, Abe has a couple of statements for the society, government, families, schooling system and the athletes themselves.


WHY ATHLETES NEED FORMAL EDUCATION (3)



These points are salient and you can contribute by telling us why you think athletes need formal education.

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