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Onyinye Nmecha  a 300-level Computer Science undergraduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik), Awka Anambra State; the founder of, an Ed-Tech Startup which she founded at the age of 19, is an online platform where learners can access tutors ranging from academic courses-primary schools to tertiary levels; professional courses such as ICAN and others. including digital skills and other extra-skills like photography, programming, digital marketing etc.

Onyiyenchi Nmecha a role model to many faced challenges during the early stages of her startup,,  challenges like being a female founder, software programmer, combining being the head of her startup with her academics, limited funds and lack of needed skill set, location and age still pulled through despite all the challenges.

The Journey To Founding

The 300-level Computer Science undergraduate have been a tutor for some years, she taught subjects like mathematics and physics. During one of the days she managed a tutorial centre and found out how difficult it was for people to get good private tutors, educational contents etc. And how they desperately wish there was a better to solution to it and as a problem solver she started thinking of  how to make it easier and better for people.
One faithful day, as brainstormed on her hostel bed the idea of Extraclass came in. Quickly, she wrote the idea on a paper, drafted a business plan and subsequently started the development.

She creates a path...

Onyiyenchi Omecha has mentored so many youths ( majority being girls and women) to become successful and has trained them to also develop some digital skills as well as being one of the first "TechPreneur" to start a girl in tech community in Nigeria  called “SheTechEast”- for digital inclusion and girl-child empowerment in the south-eastern part of Nigeria.

She is currently the South-East (Female) Coordinator of the Nigeria Association of Computer Science Student – NACOSS, the Co-organizer GDG (Goggle Developers Group) Awka and the Campus Director for Hult Prize  (New York) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Chapter, where  they raise student social entrepreneurs that will compete for the $I million prize in New York.
Shs has severally volunteered to coach young people in programs like the Djangogirls program, Codecamps, catch them young etc.

Onyiyenchi Nmecha is indeed an inestimable value to the tech community in Nigeria as she has contributed a lot of time, money etc to the growth of the Nigerian youths in tech. So let's celebrate the woman who has introduced programming/tech to a lot of Nigerian youths and given them reasons to continue with it.

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