A professor of Business Administration, Maryam Abubakar Koko is the Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto. She hails from Koko in Base local government of Kebbi state. She had her first education at Koko Salihu Model Primary School and went to Federal Government Girls College, Gusau for her secondary education graduating in 1994. She then went Sokoto College of Art and Science, now Shehu Shagari College of Education and then to Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto for a degree programme in Management Studies. In 1999, Maryam continued with her Masters Degree in Business Administration. In 2002, she got employed by the university as a non-academic staff – Auditor. However, her passion for teaching made her convert to academic staff as assistant lecturer and later applied for her PhD in Business Administration. Maryam did her research in Women Entrepreneurship.
Prof. Maryam is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants; Fellow of the Association of Business Specialists and Entrepreneurs; A student-member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; A certified member of National Industrial Development Organisation Trainer and a graduate of Pan-Atlantic University Lagos. She gives lectures, seminars on entrepreneurship. In this exclusive interview with ASHENEWS, she speaks about women entrepreneurship generally, the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto and many more.