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UK School Hires a 10yr Old Nigerian Girl for Coding

Written by Abigael Ibikunle

Southfield Primary School in Coventry, England, United Kingdom has hired a 10-year-old Nigerian girl to be a coding instructor.

The 10yr old girl, Emmanuella Mayaki, is a coding and programming prodigy who has just been offered her first job as the after school coding club teacher.

According to source, Mayaki will be responsible for teaching other kids her age about the basics of coding including HTML and CSS.

She was selected by the school for the job due to her extraordinary skill and knowledge in the area. Her passion for technology started at 7 years old.

By the time Mayaki was 9yrs old, she had already obtained a diploma with a specialty in multiple software programs. This also included Advanced PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing, and Advanced Excel.

She is still actively exploring learning in other coding languages and programs to further expand her knowledge.

“In the club, there are currently about nine pupils. Hopefully, the club will increase its members in September,” Mayaki stated.

“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” she concluded.


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Abigael Ibikunle

Associate Correspondent at Edugist, Abigael Ibikunle is a Mathematics Education graduate. A professional Journalist and a passionate writer. She can be reached via:

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