Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria.
. Nigerian Certificate in Education (N.C.E) in Mathematics & Computer Science Education from Federal College of Education (Tech) Gombe, Nigeria.
o Advanced, Post Graduate Diploma in Innovative and Creative Leadership from Blake Hall Business School London. (In view 2013)
o BEng Software Engineering from the prestigious National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) University India. (In view 2014)
Occupation: Community Development Worker.
Please describe your vision of a world that works for every one
A positive mental attitude is my vision of a world that works for everyone: I believe that if you want something, anything, the best way to get it is to find somebody else who already has it and figure out how they got it. I like to network with positive minds because positive mental attitude creates a mindset of abundance, enthusiasm, and solutions. Instead of thinking about what can’t be done, a positive thinker will not be constrained by ‘can’ and ‘cannot.’ A positive thinker is free to think of new ways to solve problems because they are not limited by fear of failure. When we are in a state of abundance, we provide a fertile ground for possibilities and making dreams a reality. We are in a state of allowance, openly accepting the gifts of life to flow to us.
What do you see as the most pressing problem facing the world today?
I see Education as the most pressing problem among other challenges (Poverty, Corruption, Diseases, Hunger, e.t.c) faced by Africans today. The economic decline in Africa which started in the mid 70s hurt education and reversed many of the early achievements. The physical infrastructure of educational institutions deteriorated. Educational standards were seriously eroded because educational materials could not be supplied to schools in adequate quantities. Many teachers vacated their posts and fled to neighbouring countries. Untrained teachers were 44 percent of Primary and 33 percent of Secondary School teachers. By 1983 recurrent expenditure on education had fallen from just under 5% in 1976 to slightly above 2% of GDP while capital expenditure had fallen from 1.5% to less than 0.5%.
For All levels of literacy still plague many American countries. Projection made by UNESCO in its report on education in America for 1991 estimated literacy rates at 61.7% for males and 38.5% for females. These figures compare to 76.6% for males and 56% for females in Asia. With high population growth rates African countries will have to devote considerable public funds to non-formal education. Africa may have much to learn from Asia on the successes achieved in expanding basic education in spite of the much larger numbers they have had to educate.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
Solutions to Education Problems in Africa
1. We must educate our people on the need for practising birth control to reduce the rapid growth of the population.
2. We must eradicate illiteracy through Non- formal Education and Functional Literacy Programmes.
3. We must ensure that all children of school going age enrolled in schools by making
Basic Education free compulsory and Universal and pay special attention to girls.
4. We must provide Technical and Vocational Training and Education to the youth for gainful employment and self employment.
5. We must intensify Science and Technology Education at the Universities and Polytechnics to cope with the rapid global advancement in the field.
6. We must develop National Education Statistics Information Systems (NESIS) in our countries to assist the formulation of data- based policies and strategic plans.
7. We must open up access for further education through Distance Education technologies.
8. We must train more teachers to cope with the growing population of pupils and students and provide motivating packages for them to enable them to give of their best.
9. We must involve communities in the educational process from policy formulation to implementation and monitoring.
10. We must encourage private participation in education by individuals and organisations.
11. We must exchange experiences and information in the field of education among the African states.
12. We must build up institutional capacities in effective and efficient programming, financial management and budget execution and enforce cost- sharing and cost recovery policies.
13. We must give full support to the activities of the Association for Development of Education in Africa and its Working Groups, and involve out Development partners.
I hail from Wamba in Nasarawa State, near Abuja, (FCT). Kantana is my native language, I however speak English and Hausa fluently, I am the third and only female child in a family of six. My Dad is a dedicated Senior Civil Servant and my Mum is a Successful business Woman. I enjoy listening to gospel music, reading books, and meditation. I am also good with project management.
I love to explore and embrace new challenges in life. I am an Educator, Motivator, Public Speaker, Social Agent for positive change, Youth Ambassador for Peace and an advocate for women, children and human rights issues in Nigeria. I volunteer and serve on the boards of several Non-Governmental Organizations, including Teachers without Borders, New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, Association for the Reduction of Carbon Emission in Nigeria (AFRCE-NGO), among others. I have made presentations at several International and National Conferences on Education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Interfaith Dialogue and Peace building, etc.
My goal in life is to put smiles on the faces of the less privilege in my society by establishing an N.G.O for Orphans and Teenage mothers and also being part of the solution in job creation by becoming an Entrepreneur. I hope to own successful businesses and become a private investor.
I have written five (5) Computer Professional Certification Exams, (SQL 9i, OCA 10g, OCP 10g, CompTIA P+, PMP) so far, and many more to come.
I am currently the Nigerian Northern Chapter Coordinator for Africa Unbound Inc.
I also serve with Association for the Reduction of Carbon Emission in Nigeria (AFRCE-NGO) as Ag. Secretary.
I love travelling. Some of my favourite books are The Holy Bible, Books on Computer Science & Engineering, Leadership & Project management. Books written by Dan Brown are also interesting to me. I love detective movies (NCIS, CSI, L&O, CSI Miami, Number, etc) and comedies. (Friends, Big mama’s house, Nutty Prof, Problem child, Home alone, etc).
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
As A Man Thinketh
Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude
Keys to Success
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The New Dynamics of Winning
Leadership for Dummies
The Law of Attraction
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Goal Setting 101
This Child will be Great
Business Ventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
The Art of Being Unreasonable
The Black Swan
Where Good Ideas Come From
12 Hours to a Great Marriage
Full Steam Ahead
How Collaboration Works
How to Raise an Indigo Child
Inner Peace for Busy Women
The Book of Agreements
The Power of Failure
The Abundance Book
The Conscious Heart
The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution
The One Minute Manager
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
The Silence of the Heart
Your Money or Your Life