Hajia Sa-Adatu Maida has a Teachers Certificate ‘A’ from Bolgatanga Women’s Training College in September 1978. She graduated from the University of Education, Wineba and obtained a Bachelor of Education Degree in August, 1999.
She furthered her intellectual development at Brandies University in Massachusset, United States of America (USA), on Ford Foundation Scholarship, and was awarded Post Graduate Degree in Sustainable International Development. At Brandies University, she served on and participated in a research team on Democracy, Conflict and Co-Existence in West Africa. Hajia Sa-Adatu also taught Creative Writing Classes for Lifelong Learning Programmes. She received Certificates of Honour and Appreciation at Brandies University, USA and the University of Education, Wineba, Ghana for the tremendous role she played in various capacities.
She worked as a Senior Project Consultant at the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP), in Tamale. As a consultant at WANEP, she managed the Ghana Alert Project and was a member of a team that reviewed the indicators for the implementation of early warning database for use by various Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). She conducted very productive training for several NGOs, including Women in Peace and Queen Mothers in the Northern Region. As a professional teacher, she taught in various educational institutions, including Zion Primary School and Islamic Senior High School in Tamale. By dint of hardwork in the Ghana Education Service, she was on the rank of an Assistant Director of Education in 2004.
Industrious as she is, she worked with the Opportunities Industrialization Center International (OICI) in Ghana as a Credit Officer and doubled as Community Facilitator who offered training programmes on Prevention Methods of Post-Harvest Loses, Credit Management and Book Keeping Enterprise for Women
Hajia Maida also worked for United Nation Development Programme as Recovery Programme Manager in the Tamale Field Office. The programme was in concert with Ghana Government to increase national support in disaster management and reduction in 2010. Hajia Maida was a Ford Foundation Peace Ambassador in 2012. She is the Commission Member responsible for the Upper west Region.Hajia Sa-Adatu Maida