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COMMISSIONER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Hajiya Rabi Eshaq

She can simply be described as results-oriented professional with accomplishments in governmental and non-governmental pursuits as well as the political spheres of influence.

Born into the family of renowned educationist and accomplished administrator, late Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Husseini Adamu, Hajiya Rabi Eshaq is a Doctorate award student in waiting since 2014 from the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto after obtaining Master of Education and Master of Arts International Studies from the Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA between 1980 and 1982 closely following her earlier graduation from the Ahmadu Bello University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a certificate in Education.

The new commissioner of Education, Science and Technology began her working career in 1983 at East Elementary School, Athens, Ohio teaching English as a Second language, taught English Literature at College of Arts & Science Kano, was the Director Planning & Research at Directorate of Women Affairs in former kano state between 1989 – 1990 after which she became the Director General of the Ministry of Youth & Social Development Kano from 1990 – 1991 and moved to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry in the same capacity.

When Jigawa state was created she was appointed the Special Adviser to the State Governor during which she headed the team of technical working group that developed the first health care delivery blueprint that led to the establishment of institutional framework for the provision of efficient public services for the state. Between 1992 and 94 she was the Rector, of Jigawa State Polytechnic after which she was also appointed as Commissioner for Health & Social Development a position she held until 1997.

Apart from engaging in Non Governmental activities and party politics, Hajiya Rabi Eshaq accomplished among others, the establishment and successful management of first community primary school with locally raised funds in Kazaure, establishment and running of a private Primary and secondary schools in Kano and was the founder and National President, Shekara Old Girls Association.