KANO (FIC Kano) – Wife of the Governor of Kano State, Dr Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has been conferred with the Great Matron Award from Nigerian Association for Administration and Planning (NAEAP), Bayero University, Kano Chapter.
The conferment was done during the association’s Annual Chapter Conference, themed, ‘Problems and Prospects of Accessibility to Quality Education in the 21st Century, Nigeria’ held at Convocation Arena of the University, Wednesday.
The Award was conferred on her through the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello, after reading a long citation of her which showcases her immense contributions in the development of education in the state and the country in general.
Part of her citation reads, “Dr Hafsat began her intellectual development with Qur’anic studies at Malam Madori where she distinguished herself as an excellent student in Qur’anic studies. This forms the basis of her sound morality and passion for humanity as taught by Islamic doctrine.”
The citation revealed that she started her western education with Malam Madori Primary School, Local Education Authority (LEA), to Shekara Boarding Primary School, Kano, Women Teachers College (WTC), Kano and Bayero University, Kano (BUK).
At BUK she bagged Advance Level Certificate, Bachelor of Science Degree Bsc. (Ed) in Education, Masters in Educational Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Educational Administration and Planning.
She attended numerous seminars, workshops and conferences within and outside the shores of Nigeria, and belongs to a number of professional bodies, like All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Fellow Nigerian Association of Educational Administration and Planning (NAEAP), among others.
She acquired high level of intellectual prowess and vast experience in educational administration and planning. It was disclosed at the Award ceremony that she has served as a teacher, head of department, senior mistress, Vice Principal, Principal, Inspector of Education and Deputy Director in Secondary Education Board of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
On her philanthropic engagement, it was revealed that she is actively involved in the activities of the popular Ganduje Foundation, a non-profit organization that is designed to bring succor to vulnerable people.
Dr. Hafsat Ganduje has risen from humble beginnings to become a great educationist, who has distinguished herself as an intelligent, innovative, hardworking and honest woman. A teacher and by default, a mother of all.
In his remarks, Governor Ganduje said he felt honored and appreciative for the award viewing it from the perspective of societal appreciation of Her Excellency’s immense contributions to educational development.
He said, “As I am witnessing this Award of my dear wife, I also came to understand that, from the summit on free and compulsory primary and secondary education taking place at Coronation Hall, Government House, to this programme in BUK, all the discussions concerning searching for way forward are the same. In fact the challenges are the same; discussions are the same and same strategies in solving the issues at stake.”
After conferring on her the Award by NAEAP, the wife of the governor appreciated the new development, and assured that Ganduje family is glad to be associated with the association.
She said, “It is our determination to always put heads together and find ways to take our education sector to the highest level.”
Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello, the Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, appreciated Ganduje’s giant strides in the education sector. He said, “We are at the same time commending the Governor for the free and compulsory primary and
He predicted that with the good steps taken by Ganduje administration in the education sector, it is clearly on the wall that, public schools are on the edge of becoming the best in the system.
N. A. Hassan (Mrs.)
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