CUT University student set to represent Zimbabwe in USA innovation competition

Peter Ngwenya

A Chinhoyi University of Technology student is set to represent the country at an innovation competition set for the United States of America next month. 
The Kwekwe-born Tatenda Chiyamakobvu  (20) speaking in an interview with this publication at his Fitchelea home said only the sky is the limit.

 Chinyamakobvu earlier this year made news after he hacked into CUT’s results database and upgraded his and seven other student’s grades. 

With a pending court case then, the computer genius was chosen to represent Zimbabwe at a global technological summit earlier this year. 

He was one of the three students who aced a hackathon competition staged by the Post and Telecommunications Regulations of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).
“When i changed from engineering to specialize in Information Technology (IT) many people thought this was my worst life decision but look at me ,I’m just 20 but I’m already flying.Yes I got the USA tour coming and I think I’m ready.

“I believe I can take the number 1 spot there and make my country proud.I can’t wait for the competition already, innovation is in my blood and there are more great things to come,” he said. 

Chinyamakobvu was selected for the USA innovation tournament after he came victorious in the National Innovation competition recently. 

The event was held in Harare. 

He won a large sum of $1 million dollars for his University while  he pocketed $5000 himself.

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