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John Chukwubuikem Onuigbo

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John Chukwubuikem Onuigbo
John Onuigbo at the Annual General Meeting of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture to receive the Top 20 Young Innovators in Africa Award.
Born (2001-05-11) 11 May 2001 (age 23)
Ogidi, Anambra,Anambra State, Nigeria
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
🎓 Alma materChukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2020- till date
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John Chukwubuikem Onuigbo (born 11 May 2001) is a social entrepreneur, educator, and Innovator in the field of education and technology.

He is currently the CEO and cofounder of Foris Labs, a virtual science laboratory brand in Nigeria.[1][2]

Early life and background[edit]

John hails from Ogidi, Anambra. He had his early primary and secondary education at Kaychristo Model Group of schools Ogidi and Boys secondary school, Ogidi respectively. After his secondary education, He enrolled into Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University where he badged a degree in Human physiology.

Career[edit]

John Onuigbo speaking in a panel discussion at the 2023 Stanford Centre on Longevity Design Challenge Finale event at Stanford University

John is a social entrepreneur and an educator with years of experience in project planning and management.

He is the CEO and co-founder of Foris Labs, a virtual science laboratory brand that he started building in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemicin Nigeria. In 2021, he emerged the global first-place prize champion at the Stanford Centre for Longevity Design challenge. [3] He co-founds Stemnovo, Nigeria, a STEM education company. John is a philantropist and Director of Communications Working with Whispering Hope Africa Initiative which won the Airtel Touching Lives Award.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

  • Global Prize Winner, Stanford Centre on Longevity Design Challenge 2021.[4]
  • Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs in Africa Award from Regional Forum of Universities for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM).
  • Teacher achievement award of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association on Nigeria in collaboration with US Embassy in Nigeria in 2019 and 2020 respectively
  • Winner, Injini West Africa pitch day competition
  • HeforShe Champion Awardee of the British High Commission in Nigeria. [5]
  • UNESCO @ 70 National Essay Competition, 2016.[6]
  • Mentored a team of students to win Beyond School Community Challenge of the US Embassy
  • Mentored a team of students to win the World affairs challenge [7][8]
  • Mentored a team of students to win Dubai-Nigeria Debate championships, and President's Schools Debate.[9]

References[edit]

  1. "KOPETECH moves to boost youth entrepreneurship in Anambra". The Sun (Nigeria). 4 December 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  2. "Anambra person of the week, John Onuigbo CEO Co-founder Foris Labs". anambrapeople.com.ng. 30 November 2022. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  3. "Stanford Center on Longevity Announces "After the Pandemic: Designing the Next Version of Our World" Design Challenge Winners". standford publication.
  4. "Team Foris labs wins Standford center on longevity design challenge competition 2020-2021". positivenaija.com. 14 April 2021.
  5. high commissioner deputy mark girl child day” Archived 2023-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
  6. "Scholarships bursaries critical to educating indigent Nigerians". guardian.ng. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  7. "Anambra students emerge runner up in global SDGS competition". punchng.com. 20 May 2023. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  8. "Anambra students win another global competition in us". tribuneonlineng.com. 20 May 2023. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  9. "Anambra state wind presidents inter secondary schools debate". von.gov.ng. 18 November 2022.
  10. "Zenith tech fair 20 ends on a high as hackathon finalist are rewarded with N53m". worldstagenews.com. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  11. "Zenith tech fair produces 11 finalist with N53 mln". dmarketforces.com. 25 November 2022. Retrieved 26 November 2022.
  12. "Foris labs CEO John Onuigbo to be honoured as Anambra innovator of the year for groundbreaking work in virtual science education". Anambra Magazine. 8 June 2023. Retrieved 8 June 2023.


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