A 27-year old Nigerian, Godwin Benson has won an engineering award given by UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering for the tutoring app developed by him.
According to the BBC, Benson, a systems engineer, beat 16 participants to clinch the £25,000 ($32,000) prize money.
At the awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya on 23 May 2017, the four finalists delivered presentations, before Africa Prize judges and a live audience voted for the most promising engineering innovation.
The app called Tuteria provides a platform that links qualified tutors to students in their area and within their budget.
Benson said he developed the platform based on the experiences he had as a tutor.
An important part of the service is that both students and teachers are thoroughly vetted before being allowed to use the platform.
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