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Kawu : A model of Educational Development

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By Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu

Hon Suleiman Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila, OFR, quintessential political scientist, Educationist and, Author was born on the 3rd March, 1968 at Sumaila Town headquarters of Sumaila LOCAL GOVERNMENT area of Kano state.

A cleric of note , he began his early education at Sumaila Gabas Primary School between 1976 – 1982 from where he proceeded to Senior Secondary School Sumaila, 1982 – 1988.

Kawu Sumaila OFR quest for personal development took him to BUK Bayero University Kano 2000 – 2002 , and was at Bayero University Kano again in 2005 – 2006.

Not done yet with educational pursuit , he enrolled for a programme at the National Open University of Nigeria between 2013 – 2015, from where he returned to Bayero University Kano again in 2017.

The former minority leader was at Maryam Abacha American University, Maradi in 2019.

He is currently a PhD student at Al-Qalam University Katsina 2019 to Date.

Hon. Suleiman Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila, OFR journey to 4 different citadel of learning within a space of 9 years and still counting earned him academic laurels as follows : Ph.D. Political Science (In view) MSc Political Science
Masters in Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts Islamic Studies Advance Diploma in Education Management Diploma Education Management Secondary School Certificate Primary School Leaving Certificate.

He also has in his kitty ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS on Leadership in Parliamentary Oversight Programme University Of Cambridge 2014 , – Creating High Performance Teams Programme University Of Cambridge 2013 , The Oxford Programme On Negotiation, University Of Oxford 2012. Mastering Negotiations: Building Agreements Across Boundaries Harvard University U.S. A. In 2010 – Public Speaking & Speech Writing Bayero University Kano 2008 – 2009.

ELECTIVE POSITIONS
– Member House of Representatives 2003 – 2015 APPOINTMENTS
– Senior Special Assistant to President on National Assembly Matters
– Member Governing Council Nigerian Institute for Legislative Studies Nils 2012–2015
– Chairman Sub Committee on Hadeja Jama’are River Basin Development Authority 2003 – 2007
– Board Member Kano State Library 2000 – 2003

As a visiting lecturer to a number of educational institutions in the North west, he taught and still teaches Nigerian Government at Maryam Abacha American University Maradi.
Political Party and Pressure Groups at Al-Qalam University Katsina, Political Development at Al-Qalam University, Katsina.
Constitutional Development at Al-Qalam University Katsina, State and Citizenships at Al-Qalam University Katsina, Comparatives Federalism at Al-Qalam University Katsina
Nationalism at Al-Qalam University Katsina.
State and Citizenships at Federal Collage of Education Kano.

From his reservoir of knowledge, he handles
Nigerian Foreign Policy at Federal Collage of Education Kano, Constitutional Development at Federal Collage of Education Kano
Nationalism at Federal Collage of Education Kano and Introductions to Political Science – Federal Collage of Education Kano.

This quintessential author, and prospective PhD holder has in his kitty the following PUBLICATIONS:

Electoral System and conduct of the Conduct of Elections: The Nigerian Experience from 2019 Kwararafa University Wukari, Taraba State – Nigeria.

Modelling Al-Farabi’s Virtue of Good Governance: Police Option for Nigeria, Faculty of Social and Administrative Sciences, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina Volume 6, Number 1, February, 2020 ISSN: 2545-5826 p. 57-74 (published)

Role of Independent National Electoral Commission in Promoting Gender Policy in Nigeria, Faculty of Management Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria. Volume 24, Number 3, July, 2020 p. 81-98 (published)

Stakeholders Engagement in Constituency Projects in Nigeria: A Case Study of Kano Federal Constituency 2007-2015, Department of Sociology, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State – Nigeria. Volume 2, Number 1, July 2020 ISSN. 27144-2868 p. 198-213 (published)

He like Reading, Travelling.

I present to you a consummate political strategist of our time , a foremost educationist for this prestigious Award of Excellence on Educational Development.

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