I AM ALSO WELL ESTABLISHED, WELL EXPERIENCED, WELL EXPOSED AND A COMPETENT LEADER COMPARED TO MY COLLEAGUES WHO ARE NOT IN THE TEACHING PROFESSION. I LOVE TEACHING AND I AM PROUD TO BE A TEACHER
I started Qur’anic education at the age of five under Malam Na Yabo and his lovely wife, Modibbo Yaya(May their gentle souls rest in perfect peace). I then proceeded to primary school and got a certificate in 1986. I graduated from secondary school in 1992, got a Diploma in Education in 2003 and another in Computer in 2004. I then got a masters degree in Geography in 2012, and most recently, a certificate in Professional Programme on Entrepreneurship in 2017.
I started working as a clerical assistant at the Arabic Board in Sokoto; from 1993 to1994; then as a primary school teacher at the Universal Basic Education (UBE) with the Wamakko Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) from 1999 to 2000. I then became a headmistress; which was a position I held till 2002. I became a secondary school teacher with the Sokoto Teaching Service Board (STSB) from 2002 to 2003, and since then, I have been with the Shehu Shagari College of Education till date, and also, the Voice of Sokoto State Women Association.
I have faced gender inequality in my work place; because I was denied the right to go back and further my education when I was a clerical assistant, unlike my male counterparts that were given the opportunity. My executive secretary called me into his office; that I should choose between my clerical job and school. As for the school, he said he would not allow me to go. It is one of the greatest challenges I faced because I relied solely on my salary to further my education. I chose to go back to school and I was sacked.
Over the years, I’ve learnt that hard work, endurance and prayers lead to success. I also learnt that truthfulness, honesty and love all lead to happiness, good living, wisdom and dignity. Also, facing your own business, wishing people good as you wish yourself is a ladder to a successful life; nobody can block my chance because of my strong belief in destiny. Finally, nothing is worth destroying your life for.
The most rewarding part of my career as a teacher for 18 years is respect; dignity and integrity within and outside my community. I am also well established, well experienced, well exposed and a competent leader compared to my colleagues who are not in the teaching profession. I love teaching and I am proud to be a teacher.
I aspire to be among the decision makers in my state and beyond. I am also aspiring to be a Professor of Geography in’shaa Allah, as well as an icon of love for all.
Playing in the moonlight with friends, sisters and brothers; it is an amazing memory; especially the songs and all the pleasure.
My joy as a mother is my kids: Yarima Aminu and Sirajo Aminu (My little angel). I met him through my brother who is his friend.
My most cherished attributes of his are honesty, trustworthiness, generosity and his dislike for gossip and stingy people.
To be part of the decision makers in education; especially for the less privileged and the girl child. To put a smile on the faces of the abandoned children and orphans. Give the best of education to my children. Be a woman of integrity in Nigeria. Be a voice for the voiceless. Blues: especially romantic and love songs. First thing in the morning is prayer and last thing before bedtime is also prayer. Atamfa (local fabric): I am a real northern woman by look. Heels. Gold. Mini dresses. Saudi Arabia; because I have enough time to worship my God under conducive