Scholastica Bassey—coach, speaker, and author of How to Beat My Husband’s Mistress—was born in Essene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, where she had her early education. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Presentation College in the United States, funded by a scholarship from the generous Presentation Sisters in Aberdeen, South Dakota. At the time of her studies, she was a Catholic nun, a member of the congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, which is a religious order based in Nigeria. After her studies, she relocated to New York and currently resides in Maryland.
Scholastica is a nurse by profession. She holds a Master’s degree in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She loves her patients and their families and is passionate about her job. Although she loves and enjoys the nursing profession, she has a much greater love for humanity—people, families, communities, societies, and the world at large. Her passion and calling lie in making a positive contribution to our world. One man Scholastica admires greatly is Henry Ford. His statement—“Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can’t are both right”—has served as an inspiration to her.
She wrote and published her first book, How to Beat My Husband’s Mistress, in 2016. Her writing speaks directly to women. She educates women not to abandon their marriages because of mistresses who want to harvest what they never planted. Her book offers alternatives and encourages women to work on their marriages instead of opting for separation and divorce. She strongly advises against divorce, especially when children are involved. Divorce or dysfunctional homes have painful, lasting, and devastating effects on all parties involved, especially the innocent children.
Moved by her love for humanity and inspired by an African proverb—“If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation”—she founded Scholastica’s School for Wives: Former, Present, and Future. Fully aware of the power of women and their contributions to humankind and the world, she hopes to empower them to play a vital role in their homes and families
Scholastica is a loving wife to Kingsley, and a proud mother of three great kids: Barron, Petra, and David.
“You can’t have a peaceful community, state, society, and world at large when the foundation – the family – is dysfunctional. Peaceful and functional homes and families will yield safe and peaceful societies and nations for us all.”