Patience Jonathan educational background tells us she earned her school certificate in 1976, and passed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 1980. In 1989, she obtained the National Certificate of Education (NCE) in Mathematics and Biology from the Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Port Harcourt. She then proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt and studied Biology and Psychology. Patience
Jonathan started her career as a teacher at the Stella Maris College, Port Harcourt and Sports Institute Isake.
On how she met her husband Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,she said..
Okay, I think that is enough for now.
The Philanthropic work of Patience Jonathan has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally. She received the “Beyond The Tears” International Humanitarian Award New York, USA, in 2008, for her role in the global fight against HIV/AIDS; the African Goodwill Ambassador Award (Los Angeles, USA, 2008) and the recipient of the "Wind of Change" Award from the South/South Women’s Organization.
When Goodluck Jonathan served as Governor between 2005 and 2007, Patience Jonathan served the state in the capacity of the first Lady of Bayelsa State. During this period, she founded many philanthropic and women empowerment programs, among them are the A-Aruere Reachout Foundation (AARF), which she set up to improve the status and earning capacity of Nigerian women and youths. The foundation already has its focus on supporting and assisting children with heart-related problems.
Like others before her, she also has a non-governmental organization, named the A. Aruera Reachout Foundation and is said to focus on the needy, the poor and the destitute, with particular emphasis on women and children. According to the Foundation, it has trained over 2,000 women in the last eight years. Some of the things her Foundation also did was to foot the N1.8 million naira bill for an operation in India for a girl with a hole in the heart (septal defect) and Jubril Mohammed Hussein, a 9-year-old boy who was also flown out for treatment for his heart disease. Zainab Musa Garba, a twin, was diagnosed with a heart condition and needed N3 million naira for treatment, the Dame also footed her bills. Zainab's mother teaches at the Federal Government College, Maiduguri while the dad is a retired civil servant. That's a good one or what do you think? Same goes for Tobi Peters, an 11-year-old boy, three-month-old Peculiar Owodu and others (now over 30 kids).
The ex first lady is a strong woman who is not shy in expressing her self.Many have said she was the driving force behind Goodluck Jonathan when he was president.Nigerians have found her amusing in some of her quotes which she became infamous for.
Here we take a look at some of the most memorable Patience Jonathan quotes.
2. The President was once a child and the
Senators were once a children.
3. My fellow widows.
4. A good mother takes care of his children.
5. The people sitting before you were once
6. Yes we are all happy for the effort,, it is
not easy to carry second in an
International competition like this one,
(addressing press men after Female Under-19
FIFA World Cup).
7. The bombers who born them? Wasn’t it not
a woman? They were once a children now a
adult now they are bombing women and
children making some children a widow.
have become widows for loosing their parents
for one reason or another.
9. We should have love for our fellow
Nigerians irrespective of their NATIONALITY.
10. Thank God the Doctors and Nurses
are responding to treatment.
11. I would rather kill myself instead of
12. Ojukwu is a great man, he died but
his manhood lives on.
13) Chai! Chai! There is God o… there’s God in
everything we are doing, continue!
14) Na only you waka come?
15) Vote UMBLERRA and press your finger for
So there you have it,we hope you enjoyed this write up and know just a little bit much more about the lovable,controversial and entertaining Mama Peace,ex Nigeria's first lady.