A Blind Man Secures A Teaching Job In Borno State

Mohammed Mustapha

Governor of Borno State,  Kashim Shettima of Borno on Monday has employed a 32 year-old blind man, Mohammed Mustapha to teach in secondary school in Borno State

Mustapha, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in History from Gombe State University with a second class lower degree graduate, reportedly reached out to the governor via the BBC Hausa service, on January 31, 2017, seeking for employment.

 The Governor then invited Mustapha to the Government House, Maiduguri, after he heard his appeal on the radio station.
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.’’


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, and his dream is become 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,’’ he said.
Muhammad told Nigerian pilot in an interview that he graduated with Second Class Lower Degree and hoped to get married after taking up the employment.

‘‘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,’’ he said.

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