Onyinye Uche: It is the dream of many secondary school students in Nigeria to gain admission into an institution of higher learning immediately after school, but not for Samson Goddy.
After completing his secondary education at 16, he decided to take a break from school.
In his words, "I wanted to prepare myself as a computer scientist by learning the fundamentals and I didn’t think I would achieve this in school considering the way Computer science is taught in Nigerian Universities"
Samson had been part of the One Laptop Per Child(OLPC) programme and the OLPC/ Schlumberger Excellent in Education Development (SEED) workshop in secondary school that exposed him to the digital world, technology, and programming.
He soon started contributing to…