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12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by Philipponzaghi: 12:01pm On Jan 05
Twelve year old Joshua Agboola has won the MTN mPulse Hackathon themed ‘Beyond COVID’, the company has said.

The MTN mPulse was initiated in 2018 for kids between age nine and 15 with a portal that assists students with work while getting some entertainment.

Agboola who is a JSS 2 student of Bellina College, Akoka in Lagos, won the competition by creating ‘Kagukar Study Buddie,’ a home-schooling, remote education and learning solution.

Using artificial intelligence, the study buddy works as an interactive voice-activated robot that assists students with a mix of study and entertainment.

Agboola received N1 million funding support, N100,000 cash voucher, portable electronic devices worth over N120,000 and mPulse back-to-school items.

The champion thanked MTN, saying, “I feel excited. I have been able to show my potential towards changing the world and impact lives positively with my solution; thanks to MTN.”

The first runner up, Abeedah Alabi of Jakande Estate Comprehensive Senior College in Lagos and second runner up, Amarachi Ogbu of Government Day Secondary School, Abuja also received N500,000 funding support, N100,000 cash vouchers, N120,000 portable electronic devices, and mPulse back-to-school items.

The top 10 finalists will participate in a six-week virtual MTN GAP Boot camp, an incubation programme to further refine their winning solutions to market in collaboration with TechQuest STEM Academy.

Commenting on the competition, the Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria, Bayo Adekanmbi, stated that technology has bridged the gap between the children and the future, positioning them to lead the charge to a bold new world.

“The MTN mPulse Hackathon is part of our wider contribution towards this aspiration, consistent with our commitment to champion innovation,” he said.
https://dailytrust.com/agboola-12-wins-mtn-mpulse-hackathon

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by richiemcgold: 12:05pm On Jan 05
no doubt, he's a smartkid.
..but environment matters a lot in nurturing such a smartkid. A typical village kid like the one below would surely find it so difficult to achieve a similar feat.

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by osamz007: 12:06pm On Jan 05
CONGRATULATIONS

ANY BODY GOTTEN TO ONTARIO YET ?

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by chatinent(m): 12:09pm On Jan 05
Good one.

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by LukasPodolski: 12:28pm On Jan 05
omoluabis, oodua a gbe wa oo.

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by Olunmercy56(f): 12:34pm On Jan 05
I love smart kids! God will bless me with one in future

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by Karlovich: 12:35pm On Jan 05
Congratulations to him
Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by jericco1(m): 12:41pm On Jan 05
A very big congratulations to him
Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by Enudapan: 12:41pm On Jan 05
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so sophisticated
Congrats boy

My love for MTN eh
Forget say them dey Bleep up full time
But them still be odogwu network for Nigeria

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by SILVERLINES: 12:41pm On Jan 05
cheesy

Smart kid

That's the way Nigeria should go

Not agriculture empowerment the useless APC government are preaching everyday.

Information technology is the sure future

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by money121(m): 12:41pm On Jan 05
Ok
Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by tamdun: 12:43pm On Jan 05
First and second are omoluabi, that's impressive

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by Enudapan: 12:43pm On Jan 05
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so sophisticated

I see a bright future here
He should start taking mushin weed now at this his young age to brush it up (catch them young)

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by dgr8est(m): 12:43pm On Jan 05
Smart ones
Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by Easyincome24: 12:43pm On Jan 05
Nice of him.
It just baffles me how little we appreciate intelligence but we celebrate mediocrity.

Here is a genius in the making with a paltry reward but the same private firms are ready to spend millions on shows that will publicly encourage exuberance.

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by HitlerGaddafi: 12:44pm On Jan 05
Go to China and see 6 year olds doing wonders.

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by UyaiIncomparabl(f): 12:44pm On Jan 05
Yoruba amaka.

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by Simeony007(m): 12:45pm On Jan 05
H
Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by Kapeter(m): 12:46pm On Jan 05
Omo Yoruba rere. Mgsrgs(bet9ja)

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by paulolee(m): 12:46pm On Jan 05
nice one coming from MTN with such prizes to encourage young minds because i love smart kids..
no be the kain pikin wey full my street, very lazy n dull children, thier own na to dey carry assignments come give me and my guys for our lodge to help them solve am..
I no even dey wori because them no dey disturb me again after I help one of them with him assignment n him score jus 2 out of the 20 quantitative questions i answer, wetin pain me pass be say him go tell him teacher say na him senior bros teach am, c downgrading...
this days whenever they come disturb me with assignment, I go jus advice them to try enter skul very early n find person copy from..
afterall meself na student and when I dey thier age, I been dey run assignments myself..

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by kinibigdeal(m): 12:47pm On Jan 05
If it was BBN now, MTN will give out N50-100million

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by Magldsns: 12:50pm On Jan 05
Okay
Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by bluefilm: 12:52pm On Jan 05
Olunmercy56:
I love smart kids! God will bless me with one in future

To have a smart kid, you need to be a smart woman.

Intelligence is transmitted only through the mom.

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by Bolowolowo: 12:54pm On Jan 05
Yoruba kwenu! At least he isnt moving illicit substances, unlike some folks...

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by lexy2014: 12:59pm On Jan 05
SILVERLINES:
cheesy

Smart kid

That's the way Nigeria should go

Not agriculture empowerment the useless APC government are preaching everyday.

Information technology is the sure future

There's actually nothing wrong with agricultural empowerment. D problem is that this govt doesn't even no what agricultural empowerment means how much more information technology

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Re: 12-Year Old Boy, Joshua Agboola Wins MTN Mpulse Hackathon by lexy2014: 1:01pm On Jan 05
HitlerGaddafi:
Go to China and see 6 year olds doing wonders.

They are doing wonders because u hear about them& they live in a saner environment than d one this 12year old nigerian lives in

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