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Twelve-year-old Lagos student emerges MTN mPulse Hackathon


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12 year-old  Joshua Agboola, a student  of Bellina College in Lagos State,  has  emerged the overall winner of the MTN mPulse Hackathon for 2020.

Agboola won the competition  through his Kagukar Study Buddie, a web-based application, designed to promote homeschooling through the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Speaking on the rationale behind the design of the website, Joshua said the intention was to impact  the nation’s educational system by creating a web-based application that will enable Nigerian students access their school curriculum remotely.

“This is an all-encompassing app that also caters for the needs of visually-impaired students,” he added.

He commended the organisers of the competition, which he described as the ‘most orderly hackathon’ he had ever participated.

MTN mPulse Hackathon is a competition designed to support the spirit of innovation among the country’s youthful population. Joshua Agboola, alongside the other finalists will participate in a virtual MTN Gap bootcamp, while the top-three finalists received mouth-watering prizes including scholarship grants, cash vouchers, mobile electronic devices, and mPulse back-to-school items.

 

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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