How a 13yr Old Nigerian Became Youngest Certified AWS Developer Associate In Africa

Peter Obi's reactions

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally.

Amazon Web Services Certified Developer – Associate showcases knowledge and understanding of core services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices, and proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications by using AWS.

Preparing for and attaining this certification gives certified individuals more confidence and credibility. Organizations with AWS Certified developers have the assurance of having the right talent to give them a competitive advantage and ensure stakeholder and customer satisfaction.

Earners of this certification have a comprehensive understanding of application life-cycle management. They demonstrate proficiency in writing applications with AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs; using containers; and deploying with a CI/CD pipeline. Badge owners are able to develop, deploy, and debug cloud-based applications that follow AWS best practices.

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Recently a 13-yr-old Nigerian programmer, Joshua Agboola, took part in a two-hour grueling examination that tested his skills and knowledge in deploying, troubleshooting, and development on the AWS cloud platform and passed with flying colours to clinch the title. Many saw this as an unprecedented feat.


Meanwhile the Nigerian labour party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has taken to his social media handles to react after Joshua Agboola emerged as youngest Certified AWS Developer Associate in Africa.

Obi, however, According to his statement recently, said “The story of a 13-year-old Nigerian programmer, Joshua Agboola, who just emerged as the youngest Certified Amazon Web Services Developer Associate in Africa, should gladden the hearts of most patriotic Nigerians.


“This achievement reminds us of the immeasurable roles that education plays in the life of every child. His success story should also inspire our youths to strive hard to develop their skills and seek to always become better in their fields through continuous learning and improvement”


Peter Obi stated that the achievment of Joshua shows that education plays an immeasurable role in the life of every child.

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