The Uk Royal Academy of Engineering gives a yearly award to the best engineering talent across the world and this year a 27 year old Nigerian by the name Godwin Benson took the award home.
The app Godwin Benson designed “Tuteria” is a platform that links qualified tutors to students in their area and within their budget. He developed the platform based on the experiences he had as a tutor.
The head judge of the competition Malcolm Brinded said that Tuteria could change the lives of people eager to learn:
“We’re proud to have him as our third Africa Prize winner, and we trust Tuteria will go on to change the lives of millions of people who are eager to learn and develop new skills.”
The app has a ratings system, and allows students to book lessons using an upfront online payment system. Tutors are then paid once the lessons have been confirmed, and Tuteria takes 15 to 30% commission for each paid lesson. Tutors cover a range of academic subjects.
Mr. Benson beat 16 participants to clinch the £25,000 ($32,000) prize money.