Late Hajiya Hadiza Garba Imam

Hajiya Hadiza Garba Imam was born on November 9, 1959. She attended Shahuci Primary School, Shekara Girls (Senior Boarding) School and Government Girls College, Dala in Kano City. Hajiya Hadiza later attended Kano State Polytechnic in 1980, where she obtained a Diploma in Adult Education. She later attended Bayero University Kano and obtained a B.Ed in Adult Education. Hadiya Hadiza was a Chevening Scholoar in 1998 at the University of Machester UK, where she studied Women's Health, Education and Development.

The above provided Hadiza with the required skills to start her long career in education. Hadiza’s teaching career started at the Kano Local Education Authority, where she taught at the Kurmawa Primary School in Kano City. In 1984, Hadiza moved to the Agency for Mass Education where she taught at the famous Kano Women Center for 4 years before she was promoted to Vice Principal and subsequently Principal. Her career at the Agency spanned 26 years during which she served in various departments and capacities involved in women development. Hadiza retired voluntarily in December 2010 as Director, Women Programmes. During her working life, she was awarded various prizes and trophies for her role in women education, empowerment and advocacy by both local and international organizations as well as Kano State Government.

In her spare time after her retirement, Hadiza was involved in Daáwah, women empowerment, and other philanthropic activities in Kano City and rural areas. She chaired a non-governmental organization, The Basic Education Association (BEA), which focused primarily on girl-child education, women adult education and empowerment. She was also the proprietor of the Starfield Children’s Academy, Kano; and a Director of Springsville International School Abuja. Hajiya Hadiza died on Firday, September 25, 2015 following the stampede in Mina, and was buried in Makka, Saudi Arabia. May Allah SWT grant her Aljannat Firdous and bless her entire family. Ameen