Play and Learning Through Esports: SCHOOL GAMES LIMITED To Implement Scholastic Esports Programs as it Creates a NASEF Affiliate in NigeriaApr 23, 2021
Strong national network enables School Games Ltd to offer significant learning opportunities related to esports while expanding tournament play through the North America Scholastic Esports Federation
Esports are booming, and students in Nigeria are excited to not just play the games, but to pursue related careers. To support this thirst for competition and education, the School Games Ltd/SGL has just become an affiliate of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. NASEF will provide free tournaments, programs, curriculum, and expertise to help scholastic esports grow and thrive in Nigeria.
NASEF leverages massive student interest in team-based competitive video gaming, offering meaningful career and STEM education alongside tournaments. Students learn about possible career pathways, enter Beyond the Game™ creative and analytic challenges, manage clubs and events and fundraising, and compete in tournaments in popular titles including but not limited to: Overwatch, Madden, Rocket League, Valorant, and Minecraft to name a few.
Adeyemi Egbeoluwa, founder and CEO of School Games Ltd., said, “The SGL’s vision is to help advance esports in African Schools.” SGL will create and foster competitive esports programs through the lens of academics and learning in Nigerian middle schools and high schools by providing assistance, organizing tournaments, and presenting information to schools and advisers. NASEF offers a unique focus on diversity with an emphasis on cultivating talents in potentially underserved populations and provide a pathway to college scholarships and careers in the gaming industry.
“Research demonstrates the effectiveness of esports as a tool for meaningful STEM and social-emotional learning,” said Gerald Solomon, founder and executive director of NASEF. “We’re thrilled to have SGL in the NASEF family, where educators will be able to learn best practices from other community networks with experience implementing scholastic esports programs. Of course, the students will be thrilled to take part in huge tournaments in popular games. We’re excited to support the SGL and see the growth across Nigeria and Africa as a whole in the coming years.”
Learn more at the NASEF website or the SGL website. Schools across Nigeria are invited to join SGL and NASEF and tap into their events and resources; contact Mr Adeyemi Egbeoluwa on +23433169852 or email: [email protected].
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is on a mission to provide opportunities for all students to use esports as a platform to acquire STEM/STEAM-based skills and critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. NASEF operates under the umbrella of the World Wide Scholastic Esports Foundation (WWSEF). Find NASEF at NASEF.org and on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
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