Nigerian Girl, 10 Hired By U.K. School To Be It’s New Coding Genius

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A 10-year-old Nigerian girl was recently hired by a school in the United Kingdom to be a coding instructor.

Emmanuella Mayaki is a 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.

According to Face 2 Face Africa, she will be responsible for teaching other kids her age about the basics of coding  including HTML and CSS.

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The school selected her for the job because of her extraordinary skill and knowledge in the area.

Mayaki’s passion for technology started at 7 years old. At age 9, she obtained a diploma with a specialty in multiple software programs including Advanced PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing, and Advanced Excel.

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

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“In the club, there are currently about nine pupils. Hopefully, the club will increase its members in September,” she said in an interview with Face 2 Face Africa.

“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.

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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.”

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