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|A 27-year-old Nigerian App Developer Has Won An Engineering Award by googlenaija1(m): 7:05pm On May 24, 2017|
Godwin Benson designed Tuteria, a platform that
links qualified tutors to students in their area and
within their budget.
He developed the platform based on the
experiences he had as a tutor.
The engineering innovation award was launched
in 2014 and rewards innovators in sub-Saharan
Mr Benson beat 16 participants to clinch the
£25,000 ($32,000) prize money.
Other entries in the competition included a
system that reduces the amount of energy used
to heat water, an app that controls water
consumption and a smart jacket to identity
The group received coaching on preparing
business plans and communication ahead of
their final presentation on Tuesday in front of a
live audience in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
The head judge of the competition Malcolm
Brinded said that Tuteria could change the lives
of people eager to learn:
"We're proud to have him as our third Africa
Prize winner, and we trust Tuteria will go on to
change the lives of millions of people who are
eager to learn and develop new skills."
Mr Benson told the BBC Focus on Africa radio
programme that he always knew he had a great
"It is something that solves the problem of
access to quality, personalised learning and
helps people earn income from sharing their
knowledge," he said.
The app has a ratings system, and allows
students to book lessons using an upfront online
Tutors are then paid once the lessons have been
confirmed, and Tuteria takes 15 to 30%
commission for each paid lesson.
Tutors cover a range of academic subjects.
Mr Benson plans to use the prize money to
widen Tuteria's offering "even beyond Nigeria."
And to include online classes and video courses
SOURCE: [url] www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40030337?ocid=socialflow_twitter[/url]
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|Re: A 27-year-old Nigerian App Developer Has Won An Engineering Award by Paulpaulpaul(m): 7:50pm On May 24, 2017|
Is he a flatino or an afonja?
|Re: A 27-year-old Nigerian App Developer Has Won An Engineering Award by Nobody: 8:32pm On May 24, 2017|
Paulpaulpaul:Don't be tribalistic bro
|Re: A 27-year-old Nigerian App Developer Has Won An Engineering Award by Nobody: 3:48pm On May 25, 2017|
Paulpaulpaul:Stop it bro... One love
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