Borno’s First Private School Founder Bags Award

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

From Uche Okolie, Maiduguri

Women, Peace and Security Network (WPSN), a non-governmental organisation, has presented an Award of ‘Most Outstanding Educationist’ to Mrs. Rebecca Dauda for being the first person to establish a Private School in Borno state.
The Dream Daily gathered that Mrs. Rebecca Dauda established HIMMA School in February, 1990, which is the first private school to be set up in Borno state.
The organization also presented different Awards and Certificates of Recognition to some women achievers such as Hajja Fanta Baba Shehu, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, as ‘The Most Outstanding Woman Politician’ in the state, among other awardees.
Presenting the awards to the beneficiaries at a colourful One- Day Enlightenment and Recognition programme to Women to Commemorate the International Women’s Day 2016 at Lamaraj Hotel, Maiduguri, President, WPSN, Hajiya Rabi Ismail, said the presentation of awards and certificates by her organization to these women of substance was done based on their contributions to women empowerment in the state.
She described the awardees as women who speak with one voice through unification of the womenfolk in the state, adding that as women achievers they deserve to be honoured considering their immense contribution to the educational, cultural and socio-economic development to the people, especially women and girl-child education in the state.
Hajiya Ismail explained that the United Nations Declaration of 50-50 by the year 2030 which stipulates that women should work together as one, carry everybody along irrespective of tribal or religious affiliations could be seen in the attitudes and characters of the awardees, and urged others to emulate them so as to move the society to greater heights.
In their separate paper presentations at the event, Head of Department, Mass Communication, University of Maiduguri, Dr. Mohammed Gujubawu, and Mallam Ibrahim Sadiq dwelt extensively on ‘Recognizing Women Achievers in Borno State’ and ‘The quest for Gender Parity in Nigeria: Constraints and Possibilities’.
Both presenters respectively charged all and sundry to shun religious, tribal, ethnic or political considerations in dealing with societal issues, and be united so as to attain the vision 50-50 by the year 2030.
Other awardees at the event were Hajiya Hanatu Gimba, who was recognized as Woman Entrepreneur, Hajiya Hamsatu Al-Amin as Social Networking Woman and Hajiya Hurso Abba Kyari as Culturalist in the state.
Speaking on behalf of the awardees, Mrs, Rubecca Dauda thanked WPSN for considering them worthy of the awards and promised to redouble their efforts in uplifting the lives of women and children in the state.

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