Mrs. Kehinde Nwani founded Meadow Hall in 2002. She obtained her Bachelor of Law degree from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and was called to the Nigerian Bar over 25 years ago. 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.
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 1,100 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.
A social entrepreneur, 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.
Mrs 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.
Through her Foundation she has been involved in community service projects and charitable initiatives E.g. providing scholarships to indigent pupils, adoption of a public school (Ilasan Primary School), providing various educational resources and infrastructure as well as adequate training for teachers across the private and public sector. She is very passionate about Teacher Professional Development (TPD) and the Graduate Teacher Training Programme (GTTP), as she believes it is the link between educational reform policies and the actualization of the reforms thereby providing free extensive quality teachers’ training to over Three thousand Teachers and over a hundred Nigerian graduates. The GTTP is solely funded by Meadow Hall.
She is a renowned trainer on; Teacher Professional Development, Personal Effectiveness, School Improvement, Effective Human Resource in Whole School Strategy, 21st Century Learning amongst others.
A life-long learner, Mrs Nwani has attended several trainings including Modern Strategies for Effective Education, The International Leadership Training by the Leadership Institute, VA, USA, Best Practice in School Management by Accelerated Learning Systems Ltd in London and Values and Teaching Effectiveness by the University of Asia and Pacific.
As an educator and an astute entrepreneur Mrs Kehinde Nwani never relents in her efforts in raising the bar of excellence in the educational sector. In 2014, She established Meadow Hall Ikoyi and also 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, wife and mother to everyone that comes in contact with her.