Nickanor studied in Kenya before proceeding to India where he did his Bachelor of Commerce degree (1997-2000) at the University of Calicut, Kerala, and MBA (2001-2003) from the same university. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (Pondicherry University) and Higher Diploma in Software Engineering. Nick started teaching at Egerton University in Kenya. He taught there from 2003-2006 and upon invitation by the Government of Ethiopia, he also served in Ethiopia from August, 2006 to August, 2007. While there, he taught at University of Hawassa. From Ethiopia Nick went to Tanzania where he taught at Mount Meru University from September 2007 to October 2009. Since December 2009 he has been at UKH in the Business and Management Sciences Department. He is currently pursuing PhD Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement, from Lancaster University, UK.