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Sarah Jubril

Posted by Webby on 3/6/2003 10:59:43 AM

Sarah Jubril

In the history of Nigeria politics, Sarah remains the first and only woman to aim for the presidency. In 1991, she sought to fly the ticket of Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the presidential race. She displayed a gallant effort and in a crowded race, she came out fourth. Ever since, her name has been associated with politics. Today she is the Deputy Chairman of Progressive Liberation Party (PLP), a new political association seeking for nod of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for registration and recognition as political party. She remains a source of inspiration and rallying point to many women politicians.

She gained a wide range of experience as teacher, housewife, sportswoman and as counselor.She was one time Commissioner for Social Development, Youths and Sports in Kwara State. Former assistant athletics coach, Kaduna Sports Council, she has also taught at the Advanced Teachers College, Kano.She attended various educational institution which include Datford College of Education, London, Kansas University, USA, where she graduated with a B.Sc. in Education. In addition, she bagged a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Lagos.