I was very privileged to grow up in a house full of academics - Chinezi Chijioke

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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