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Friday, 29 July 2016

Meet first female Students Union President in UDUSOK

A female university student of Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Amina Yahaya made history as she becomes the first woman in the institution to emerge as Studdent Union President.

Yahaya is the first woman to lead a student union in the north for more than three decades - and the first woman at Usmanu Danfodiyo University.

She takes over the position after her predecessor was suspended and later impeached for misconduct. She was one of the vice-presidents of the union.

Despite her notable achievement, Ms Yahaya told the BBC that she does not always feel supported by her female counterparts:

"When it comes to leadership issues we [women] are own enemies. We don’t support ourselves mostly because some of us assume that ‘women are arrogant’ so I won’t support her.”

"When I came to this university, there was only one female professor in my department. She's been my role model," says Ms Yahaya.

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