Hajiya Hadiza Garba Imam was born on November 9, 1959. She attented Shahuci Primary School, Shekara Girls (senior boarding) School and Government Girls College, Dala, Kano City. Hajiya Hadiza later attended Kano State Polytechnic in 1980, where she obtained a Diploma in Adult Education and B.Ed in Adult Education from Bayero University, Kano. Hajiya Hadiza was a Chevening Scholar in 1998 at the University of Manchester, UK where she studied Women's Health, Education & Devlopment.
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, Kano city. In, 1984, Hadiza moved to the Agency for Mass Education where she taught at the famous Kano Women Centre 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 department 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 organisations as well as Kano State Government.
In her spare time and after her retirement, Hadiza was involved in Da'wah women empowerment and other philanthropic activities in Kano City and rural areas. She chaired a non-governmental organisation, 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, Kanao and a Director of Springsville International School Asokoro, Abuja.
Hajiya Hadiza was married to malam Garba Imam and was blessed with six children and seven grand children
Hajiya Hadiza died on Friday, September 25, 2015 following the stampede in Mina, was buried in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. May ALLAH SWT grant her Aljannat Firdaus and bless her entire family, ameen.
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