Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (better known as simply “E”) is very passionate about people, ideas and technology. “I get a special thrill from connecting with people and ideas that can change the world,” says E. His dream is to enable every young African to access a higher quality education. In E’s home country of Nigeria for example, 75% of 1.7 million university applicants are turned away because there are no spaces for them.
A recent graduate of the University of Waterloo, E is the CEO of Fora, an education startup that provides Africa’s leading universities and corporate bodies with premium educational content developed by professors at the world’s best universities; making it possible for these organizations to raise the quality of education and training they offer to their students to a level similar to that obtainable at some of the world’s best universities for less than 10 times the cost.
By 2030, E hopes that increased access will have led to improved quality in education in Africa. “Fora won’t be necessary then, we’re working to put ourselves out of a job,” he says.