U.K. SCHOOL HIRES 10-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN TECH GENIUS AS ITS NEW CODING INSTRUCTOR

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Emmanuella Mayaki

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The tech field yields a large portion of high-paying salary jobs with numerous career paths. However, marginalized communities are shut out of these job opportunities due to the lack of resources and access. One remarkable young Nigerian girl managed to defy the odds and was recently hired by a school in the United Kingdom to teach others about coding.

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

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