A 10-year-old Nigerian girl, Emmanuella Oziofu Mayaki from Edo state has been hired to teach coding to pupils in her age group in Southfield Primary School in the United Kingdom. She is the teacher of the after school coding club. Emmanuella is an avid lover of technology who at her young age has gained significant knowledge in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Journey, WordPress, PHP, MySQL, Graphic Design, Java and Python.

Mayaki’s passion for technology started at 7 years old, where, in another two years she would obtain 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.

She studied web designing at the Complete Computer Technology Centre in Benin. Since that time, she has gone on to improve her coding skills, deploy a mobile app on the Play store, and launch her own website. Now she will be teaching other kids the basics of web design and graphics in Southfield primary school. There are currently 9 other kids in the afterschool club.

10year Old Tech Genius

“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. 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.”

While this is different from the career path she had in mind back in January 2018 when she wanted to become a gynecologist, growth, experience and exposure are beginning to provide some more clarity into what Emmanuaella wants to devote herself to.

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