About the author:
Dr. Daniel M.N. McDikkoh was born in Jzheik Town (Kurmin Musa), in former Zaria Province, now Kaduna State of Nigeria.He was the sixth of a family of eleven children.
He started his education at Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) Elementary or Primary School in January 1951 (and by-the-way stayed 4 years in just primary one from 1951 t0o 1954), and from 1955-1962, except for 1959, when he spent most of that year at home in the farm, when he finally completed primary seven.
He then left Kurmin Musa for the Kagoro for the 1963 and 1964 to attend the then and now defunct Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) Kagoro Bible College and subsequently, he then proceeded to attend the Sudan United Mission (SUM) Nurse Training School at the Vom Christian Hospital from 1965 through 1968. Following his successful completion of the nursing education, he went to work as school nurse Gindiri and Schools Dispensary for the year 1969. From Gindiri and Schools, he then went to work for the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria from 1970 to 1971; and finally to the Sick Bay clinic of the A.B.U. Main Campus, Samaru, Zaria, in 1972, from where he proceeded to the United States for further studies early on January 6, 1973.
In United States Dr. McDikkoh first studied at 1974 – 1975 at the Essex Community College and, then proceeded to study a baccalaureate degree in nursing from 1975 through 1978 at the Rutgers State University and graduated in 1978. During his university study years, he was very active in student affairs and helped organize the African Student Union and was then elected its first president in 1978.
Following the completion of his nursing education at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, he then attended Teachers’ College, Columbia University, New York City, New York from 1978 -1981 and obtained Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in nursing education and Masters of Arts (M.A.) in nursing supervision in 1980; from 1983 through 1985, he did post graduate studies (Ed. D degree program) in sociology of education at Rutgers State University of New jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey but did not complete the program; but later on transferred to the Ph. D program at Southwestern University, New Orleans, Louisiana to study Health Care Administration, where he completed his doctoral studies in 1990. From 1989 to 1994 he studied medicine at the Spartan health Sciences University St. Lucia in the Caribbean Islands of West Indies, where he completed his received a medical, degree of doctor medicine in 1994. After graduating from the medical school, he returned to Nigeria, between 1996 and 2001 where he founded the Tijzheik Memorial Clinic in Kurmin Musa as preparatory work or harbinger for a proposed Tijzheik Memorial Hospital Kurmin Musa, Nigeria.
Dr. Daniel McDikkoh currently resides in El Paso, Texas with his wife
Leticia and four daughters: Diana Celestia, Cynthia Gimbiya who were brought from Nigerian 2007, Danielle Gimbia, and Epiphany Seim. He taught nursing at the department of nursing, El Paso Community College, El Paso, Texas in registered nurse program from 2003 to 2018 and taught predominantly medical-surgical and mental health nursing at the El Paso community College where he has been teaching. He retired in May, 2018 at the end of the 2017-2018 session. He has traveled far and wide in West Africa, North America – including Canada and Mexico – Europe, the Caribbean and parts of the Middle East, including Israel; he enjoys several out-door sports like soccer, tennis, hiking and bike riding.$53.52–$70.47