NOVA ACADEMIES STUDENTS BEGIN EDUCATION AT TATU CITY
9 March 2017
The incoming Form 1 class is officially full with a waitlist at the newly built campus of Nova Academies, a leading pan-African school network whose Nairobi flagship campus is located in Tatu City, the mixed-use, mixed-income satellite city development outside Nairobi.
“We are delighted to now host our young innovators and leaders at a purpose-built campus, designed specifically to deliver our innovative approach to 8-4-4 education,” said Chris Khaemba, Director, Nova Academies. “We would like to thank Tatu City for providing all the infrastructure that has made this possible.”
After breaking ground at the site in October 2016, construction and infrastructure was provided in record time. Tatu City delivered the infrastructure critical for the successful operation of the school including paved roads, connection to sewer line, water connection, power and the installation of a security fence on the outer boundary.
“To have Nova Academies open their flagship campus at Tatu City is testament to the hard work from all involved,” said Nick Langford, Country Head for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer. “Education is a vital component of our mixed-use offering and it is notable that the school was oversubscribed with a considerable waitlist before opening. This demonstrates Tatu City is clearly becoming a destination within greater Nairobi.”
Nova Academies, which is co-founded by former Alliance Principal Chris Khaemba, is situated on 20 acres of land adjacent to Kijani Ridge, the first residential development at Tatu City.
The purpose-built campus has been designed specifically to facilitate Nova’s innovative approach to education and currently includes state of the art dormitories, classrooms, an administration building, and a dual kitchen and dining building. Upon completion in 2019, the campus will be home to four separate campuses: a secondary boarding boys school, a secondary boarding girls school, a primary day school, and a preprimary.