Patience Faka Jonathan is the wife of of former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan. The former first lady of Nigeria was born on 25 October 1957 in Port Harcourt and earned her West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) in 1980. She went ahead to obtain the National Certificate of Education (NCE) in Mathematics and Biology from the Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Port Harcourt and later studied for a B.Ed in Biology and Psychology at University of Port Harcourt.
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Just like her husband she also started as a a teacher at the Stella Maris College, Port Harcourt and Sports Institute Isake. Patience later worked at Imiete Community Bank as their Marketing Manager. She and her husband have two children.
“Beyond The Tears” International Humanitarian Award New York, USA, in 2008
“Wind of Change” Award from the South/South Women’s Organization.