Jadesola Adedeji is a social entrepreneur with a dream to change what education looks like in Nigeria. There’s a disconnect between skills required for the future workplace and skills Nigerian graduates possess as they enter the workforce – these skills need to be developed from early childhood education and the curricula needs to reflect this. She believes ” today’s children are tomorrow’s employees”
After a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, her foray into education was borne out of a desire to engage her own children in meaningful and creative enrichment programs and by extension, a desire to extend the opportunities and benefits of such programs to other children in her community, motivated her to engage in education management and skills development programs using innovative educational tools. Together with her friend, late Dr Funmi Ogunwuyi, STEM METS was founded in 2013.
Jadesola obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from King’s College, University of London and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Calgary, Canada. She recently completed an Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.