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A 10-year-old Nigerian girl, Emmanuella Oziofu Mayaki from Edo state has been hired to teach coding to pupils in her age group in Southfield Primary School in the United Kingdom. She is the teacher of the afterschool coding club.

Emmanuella Oziofu Mayaki

Emmanuella Mayaki is a 10-year-old coding and programming prodigy who recently received her first job at the Southfield Primary School in Coventry, England, as the after school coding club teacher. She will be responsible for teaching other kids her age about the basics of coding including HTML and CSS.

She developed an interest in coding and graphics at the age of 7 when she was in Benin, Nigeria, two years after, she would obtain a diploma with a specialty in multiple software programs including Advanced PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing, and Advanced Excel from the Mikon Institute of Information Technology.

She also studied web designing at a Tech school in Benin. Since that time, she has gone on to improve her coding skills.

Now she will be teaching other kids the basics of web design and graphics in Southfield primary school. There are currently 9 other kids in the afterschool club.

“In the club, there are currently about nine pupils. Hopefully, the club will increase its members in September,” she said in an interview.

“Today, my Academy App among others is already on Google Play store where I pass on knowledge of coding and graphics. I remember at age seven, I set a target to become a professional web designer and analyst at age nine, and I have accomplished it,” she added.

“In the first week, I was pretty nervous because I had never taught a group of children. Although, my experience was sublime because I gained experience and I also enriched my skills. My observations were that not everyone grasps how to do it on their first try and there are some that they rush through it in a breeze.”



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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