Nigeria’s former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili has been appointed
to the Board of Directors of Nexford University.


In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington D.C.based next-generation
online university disclosed that the appointment was due to her deep experience in creating sustainable value
and driving strategy in the education sector.


The appointment of Ezekwesili alongside other education experts and industry leaders, the institution added, would strengthen its board and management team, as well as aid its next growth
step.


Appointed alongside Ezekwesili to join Nexford’s BoD is the Ex-McKinsey Senior
Partner, Driek Desmet. While Dr Jennifer Bangoura, Dr Nancy Rubin and Dr Cathy
Plunkett join the institution’s management team.


“Their track records and proven leadership in strategy, technology and education will help Nexford continue
its impressive growth and achieve its business targets,” Nexford stated.


It also stated that the appointments were in line with its recent advances in partnering employers to upskill and re-skill their workforces, via its rollout of the ‘Nexford for Talent’ programm

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