27yrs Old Nigerian, Godwin Benson Wins UK Engineering Award With "Tuteria App"

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A tutoring app "tuteria" developed by a 27-year-old Nigerian has won an engineering award given by the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering. Godwin Benson designed Tuteria, 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.

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Tuteria became the first Nigerian company to win the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, by the Royal Academy of Engineering, England! This is a win, not just for Tuteria, but for Nigeria.  The engineering innovation award was launched in 2014 and rewards innovators in sub-Saharan Africa.


Mr Benson beat 16 participants to clinch the £25,000 ($32,000) prize money.

Other entries in the competition included a system that reduces the amount of energy used to heat water, an app that controls water consumption and a smart jacket to identity pneumonia. The group received coaching on preparing business plans and communication ahead of their final presentation on Tuesday in front of a live audience in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

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 will connect tutors and students on a range of academic subjects. 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.

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27yrs Old Nigerian, Godwin Benson Wins UK Engineering Award With "Tuteria App" 27yrs Old Nigerian, Godwin Benson Wins UK Engineering Award With "Tuteria App" Reviewed by Exlink Lodge on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Rating: 5

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