A former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has been appointed into the Board of Directors of Nexford University, Washington D.C., United States.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the online university.
The university said the former minister’s appointment was due to her deep experience in creating sustainable value and driving strategy in the education sector.
Ezekwesili was appointed alongside other education experts and industry leaders, such as the Ex-McKinsey Senior Partner, Driek Desmet.
The school pointed to the track records and proven leadership in the strategy of Oby Ezekwesili and the others as the reason for the appointments.
“They also follow Nexford’s successful $10.8m pre-Series A in June 2021 and a major partnership with Sterling Bank, one of Nigeria’s largest commercial banks, in August 2021,” it added.
The Chief Executive Officer of Nexford University, Fadl Al Tarzi, said, “We are delighted to welcome Driek and Oby to the board.”
Tarzi pointed out that the deep experience of Oby Ezekwesili in creating long-term value, driving strategy and knowledge of the education sector will be invaluable to the next stage of Nexford’s growth journey.
On her part, Ezekwesili said, “Having been on Nexford University’s advisory board, I am delighted to now join its Board of Directors to help advance the mission of this innovation-pioneering institution that is setting the pace in the delivery of world-class affordable education and producing high-quality talent at scale.”
Oby Ezekwesili is the coordinator of the Bring Back Our Girl, BBOG, campaign, a group that came into existence after over 100 schoolgirls were abducted from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014 by members of the Boko haram terrorist group.