The bold Steps that have been taken by Mrs Godwin has really taught so many a less, she actually defer all oats and even the sayings of the husband as well as her age to be in School
Mrs Godwin who we learnt couldn’t continue with her education when she
was younger due to lack of finance and sponsorship is now a Junior
Secondary School I (JSSI) student of Junior Secondary School, Gosa,
This is her story, “I had to leave for Jos in 1983, since my father
could no longer sponsor my education to secondary school because he had
no money. While I was with my cousin, I enrolled in a tailoring shop to
learn dress making. I completed it within a year and six months.
In 2001, I and my children left Jos to join my husband in Abuja, where we live at Gosa village, along Airport Road."
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"I became the bread-winner of her family. Since I had skill in hair
plaiting, that became a source of livelihood for us. Later I ventured
into hawking of water in a basin in Gosa market to boost the family’s
“In 2003, I was able to save some money from water hawking. I started
pepper and tomato business with N1, 000 from the savings. I also went
into corn roasting business, but my husband stopped me from the business
in 2007,” she said.
“In 2008, I decided to go into vocational training with a
non-governmental organization called Refocusing Nigerian Talents
Organisation, RENITO, where I was trained in soap (liquid, medicated and
bar), pomade and disinfectants production."
According to her after she had saved quite a good amount of money, she
decided to go back to school. Initially her husband objected to this
idea but her mind was already made up.
“Why I decided to start from JSSI was because I had never in my life
stepped into the four walls of a secondary school. I told myself I will
start from JSS I, as it will help me to have the foundation of secondary
school education and to understand what I would be taught.
“My principal was surprised and asked me whether I could cope with
secondary school education as an adult and a married woman. He and the
staff also encouraged me to continue since I had made up my mind. But my
husband continued making trouble to stop me”.
“I am the oldest person in the class of 80 students. I participate in
every school activity, and I am happy with that. Even when I come late
to school, the teachers do punish me just like other students, and I
have no problem with that, but I do behave myself as an adult.”
“I have seen great changes in my life, and I am coping seriously. My aim
is to study marketing in the university after I would have completed my
senior secondary education,” she recounted