JOSEPH ISSAKU HAMIDU
JOSEPH ISSAKA HAMIDU, was born and raised at Binduri in the Upper East Region of Ghana on 2nd June, 1976. He is married with a baby girl. Speak kusaal, mori, dagbanli and twi.
He had his basic education from 1984 to 1992 in Binduri and obtained a BECE certificate. In 1993, he was enrolled at Notre Dame SHS – Navrongo, in the Upper East Region and graduated with SSSCE certificate in 1995 (Science student).
From 1996 to 1999 he attended St. John Bosco Teacher Training College. Graduated as a trained teacher and was posted to St. John’s Anglican JHS in the Bawku West (Zebilla) District to teach Science and Mathematics.
From 2002-2006, he attended University for Development Studies, Nyankpala, Campus to study BSC in Agriculture.
He returned to the classroom to teach after his university education at Presbyterian SHS in Tamale, teaching Integrated Science till date.
He also holds MSc in Biotechnology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi.
He has held several leadership positions including becoming a Hall President at the university, President of the Ghana Association of Agriculture Students – GAAS. He also held other responsible positions in the church.
He was a senator at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (a course representative) at the graduate students’ leadership level.
As a teacher, he formed a number of clubs including the School Science and Mathematics club, 4-H Club, among others.
In 2015, he was nominated to represent his school to compete for best teacher awards because of his hard work and enormous contribution to school development.
His core vision for his constituents and for Ghana is to set up a Skills Development Training Centre – SDTC, where many unemployed youth will visit to learn and be trained some skills to develop themselves. Apart from that, the largely illiterate farmers need a lot of education and other forms of support to enable them execute the farming activities very well.
He also represents the youth in area and advocate their interest.