Nigerian CEO wins prestigious education award

The CEO of NGO of Junior Achievement Africa (JA Africa), Simi Nwogugu, has received the Africa Education Medal recognising her work to improve youth education.

The NGO currently reaches more than 300,000 young people annually with entrepreneurial skills that prepare them for the future of work, it says.

The Africa Education Medal, which was founded by the T4 Education organisation and the HP technology company in collaboration with Microsoft, is considered a prestigious education accolade.

Several of the Junior Achievement Africa alumni have gone on to have successful careers in business.

The NGO currently has a presence in 16 sub-Saharan African countries according to its website.


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