Born to civil servant parents in Kano, Kano State, Aisha Auwalu attended Kano Capital School for her primary education between 1990-1995, and finished secondary education in 2001. She proceeded to Bayero University, Kano, where she bagged a degree in Applied Biology. In 2014, Aisha was beneficiary of the foreign scholarship scheme of her home state, and went to India for a Master’s. She finished with a Grade Point Average of 9.1, First Class Honours.
Jamila Muhammed was born to Muhammed Al Abubakar and Nadio Ado Saleh, and attended the Federal Government Girls College, Minjibir, Kano, before gaining admission to Ado Bayero University to read Computer Science. She graduated in 2011, and in 2014, was also a beneficiary of the Kwankwasiyya scholarship scheme of the Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso administration.
She proceeded to the Sharda University, Greater Noida, India, from where she has now bagged First Class in Computer Science and Engineering. Buhari lauded the two ladies for their feats, and commended such industry to Nigerian youths.