AAI’s Second Annual State of Education in Africa conference (SOE) will feature a dynamic keynote address and fireside chat to highlight innovations and bold solutions in strengthening the educational landscape on the African continent. The education conference will be held on September 2, at the InterContinental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.
The keynote and fireside chat aim to spark a solution-driven conversation on how to leverage technology and encouraging innovation to improve education at all levels on the African continent
Patrick Utomi, Founder/CEO at Centre for Values in Leadership, will serve as keynote speaker where he will speak about how to revitalize Africa’s educational system. Utomi is co-founder of Pan-African University, formerly known as the Lagos Business School. Pan-African University is the educational partner of AAI’s Transformational Leadership Program. Utomi is co-founder of the Center for Values in Leadership, a nonprofit organization that aims to equip generations of young people with values and leadership skills to make them effective, values-driven leaders who will improve the quality of life in today’s society.
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Co-founder of Andela, will inspire attendees on innovation in education through his
experience of running social ventures in education technology and publishing. Aboyeji is CEO of Fora, an education startup that seeks to make higher education courses online accessible to African students by providing Africa’s leading universities and corporate bodies with premium educational content developed by professors at the world’s best universities. In an effort to build a talent pipeline of software developers, Aboyeji co-founded Andela, a global talent accelerator that produces world-class developers and connects them with top employers.