In this episode of Africa State of Mind, Lee Kasumba chats to the co-founder and CEO of Nova-Pioneer Education Group, Chinezi Chijioke about his upbringing in Nigeria and the United States.
Chijioke shares his vision to launch his network of accessible 21st-century private schools across Africa, and the importance of education in the African context.
Chijioke says that from a young age, he wanted to make a difference in the Nigerian educational system.
In 2015, he launched THE Nova-Pioneer school which made its way to South Africa and Kenya.
I was blessed to have good memories of school.— Chinezi Chijioke, co-founder and CEO of Nova-Pioneer Education Group
Chijioke says that there were a couple of teachers who stood out, and made an impact in his life during school.
He adds that he comes from a very academic family so dinner conversations were very intellectual.
I have been very privileged to have parents who are very academic. My father was Nigeria's first electrical engineering professor... And my mother is an academic too...— Chinezi Chijioke, co-founder and CEO of Nova-Pioneer Education Group
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