A 32-year-old visually impaired graduate of History, has defied the odds to become a secondary school teacher in Borno state.
32-year-old Mohammed Mustapha, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in History, was recently employed by Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima.
The second class lower degree graduate, finished from the Gombe State University, and had reportedly reached out to the governor via the BBC Hausa service, on January 31, 2017, seeking for employment.
He had reportedly been invited to the government house in Maiduguri, where Governor Shettima gave an executive approval granting him employment by the Borno state Ministry for Higher Education.
Governor Shettima said:
‘‘Honestly, we are really touched by your story. You said you are a graduate of History at the Gombe State University. Honestly, I really respect you for your effort and I can assure you that we will give you all the support you deserve.
You really deserve our support; personally I want you to teach in a senior secondary school or even in the school for the blind. After we employ you, we will also give you scholarship where you can go and further your education.’’
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Thanking the governor, Mustapha said even though he loves teaching and imparting knowledge to the younger ones, he would also love to further his education, with the hopes of becoming Nigeria's first blind professor.
‘‘I am a graduate of History from the Gombe State University and I am aspiring to become the first blind professor in Nigeria.’
I live in Shehuri North area of Maiduguri; I want to get married and have children to call my own, may be this year. But you know I have to settle with my job and save some money.’’
Congrats to him!