University of Lagos is pleased to announce that one of our very own alumni, Abisoye AjayiAkinfolarin, founder of Pearls Africa Youth Foundation, an initiative that teaches young girls how to code, has emerged as one of the top ten CNN Heroes for the year 2018.

The award was given to her for the impact she is making via GirlsCoding, an initiative of her Foundation, which trains and equips girls from under-privileged homes with functional IT skills with which they can earn a living.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, on behalf of the Senate, Management, members of staff and students of the University of Lagos congratulates Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin on this achievement.