Dr. Nwani has been widely recognized for her educational pursuits, achievements and notable contributions to the growth of education in Nigeria. Consequently, she has received such awards as ‘Entrepreneur of Our Time’ by Junior Achievement Nigeria in 2008. The Fellow for the Order of Sustainable Education’ by the Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University in 2012 ‘The Christian Business Woman of the Year’ by the Wise Women Awards in 2013, ‘, ‘Excellence in Quality Education’ at the 2015 Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards and National Outstanding Leadership Award 2016, by the National Association of Nigerian Students.
Dr. Kehinde Nwani
She practiced law for about 14 years before finally deciding to pursue her lifelong passion of setting up an educational institution.
To adequately equip her for this, she obtained a Montessori diploma, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) PGCEi and subsequently a Masters degree in Education from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. She is presently undergoing a PhD programme at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
An educationist, she is also a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker. A renowned trainer on; Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Personal Effectiveness, Teacher Professional Development, School Improvement and 21st Century Learning strategies amongst others.
What began as Meadow Hall Infant and Junior school in 2002 has since grown into an Educational group which consists of the Infant and Junior schools on two sites (Lekki and Ikoyi) and a College in Lekki, with a total population of about 1,400 students. The Group also includes Meadow Hall Consult Limited, a consulting arm set up to provide customized training and consultancy solutions to the education sector. Spring Meadow Limited, an edutainment company which focuses on helping children discover and maximize their creativity. Meadow Hall Branchise Limited, a franchising company that engages in selling Meadow Hall Franchises such as the Music academy, Language School, STEM CENTRE e.t.c. and Meadow Hall Foundation, a Non-profit making Organization which focuses on CSR projects and other charitable initiatives.
Through her Foundation she has been involved in community service projects and charitable initiatives such as providing scholarships to indigent children and the adoption of a public school – Ilasan Primary School. She is very passionate about Teacher Professional Development (TPD) and so offers free TPD programmes for Teachers both in the public and private sector and has trained over a thousand teachers through this programme. The Graduate Teacher Trainee Programme (GTTP) she conceived, is also very dear to her heart as she believes it is the link between educational reform policies and the actualization of the reforms. Over a hundred teachers have benefited from this 3 months programme which is solely funded by Meadow Hall.
Dr. Kehinde Nwani is a social entrepreneur who has a passion for national transformation and believes that education can be used as a viable tool for societal development. Kehinde has broken new grounds in the area of education as a result of her strong passion for improving the standard and quality of education in Nigeria. The Consult created as a result of her vision has supervised the training of over 3,400 education stakeholders consisting of teachers, school heads, administrators and school owners. She serves as an education consultant to many institutions.
As an educator and an astute entrepreneur, Dr. Kehinde Nwani never relents in her efforts in raising the bar of excellence in the educational sector. In 2014, she commenced the first educational franchise scheme in Nigeria; offering various educational franchise opportunities to investors. Meadow Hall is now a choice destination for parents who desire quality international education for their wards with a fine blend of the Nigerian culture and spiritual development.
A profound and amiable pastor, entrepreneur, author, wife and mother to everyone that comes in contact with her. She is a mentor to many women through her mentorship initiative – A Beautiful life by Kenny.