Habiba Atta

Senior Lecturer

Ahmadu Bello University, teaching and conducting research in Microbiology.

I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students about microorganisms and how to apply them for beneficial uses in health, industry and the environment.

What I love the most about my job is the interaction I share with my students.

My typical day at work starts with a morning class, after which I put on my lab coat and hit the laboratory to supervise students' activities, and then return to my office to read some articles and prepare for my next class.

I have Bachelor's, Master's and doctorate degrees in Microbiology. It's necessary to have a doctorate degree in your relevant field of study if you want to have a career in academics and research.

In the future, I would love to be actively involved in volunteering to teach young kids having learning difficulties in science subjects, advocate for preventing environmental pollution, and mentoring young girls who seek a career in STEM.

For fun, I love dancing to party jams with my kids, trying out new cooking recipes, watching movies, reading and solving crossword puzzles.

To love others, you have to learn to love yourself first.