31 August 2021

Introduction to Research Writing and Analysis Training Course… 

The Somalia Gender Hub will be organising an 8-week Introductory Research Writing for 20 Somali women in higher education, research and academia. Read more


31 May 2021

RUFORUM Hosts African Government Technical Experts

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) hosted a virtual dialogue for Africa Government Technical Experts towards the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 under the theme “Transforming food systems is crucial for delivering all the Sustainable Development Goals”. Read more

Somalia Celebrates International Museum Day 2021

Following the historic re-opening of the National Museum of Somalia in 2020, UNESCO partnered with the Somali Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the International Council of Museums to organize a national celebration of International Museum Day in Somalia… Read more 


30 April 2021

Somalia’s COVID-19 Response: A Shift to Online Learning in Somali Higher Education

Like the rest of Somalia’s higher education institutions, the university – with more than four thousand students and one hundred and seventy (170) people on the teaching faculties – is now off-limits in the wake of government directives on the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more


31 January 2021

Nationwide Quality Assessment a Victory for Students

Somalian education officials are moving ahead with a comprehensive assessment of the country’s universities and colleges to ensure the quality of higher education does not fall below acceptable standards. Read more

TİKA Supports Higher Education in Somalia

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided educational materials to the East Africa University, which carries out its educational activities under difficult conditions in the city of Buuhoodle in Somalia. Read more


30 September 2020

Growing Concern Over Higher Education-Industry Disconnect

Consensus is growing about the need for Somalia’s tertiary education sector to be better aligned with the country’s developing labour market demands as its economy emerges from years of conflict. Read more

Somalia Offers Cheapest Internet in Region, Kenya Lags on Low Investment

Somalia has the most affordable mobile internet in Africa and seventh worldwide this year, beating its eastern Africa neighbours including Kenya a new study has revealed. Read more


30 August 2020

Tackling the Spinoffs of Online Learning – Inequality, Cheating

The halting of physical access to universities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is widening socio-economic inequalities in Somalia, a country slowly emerging from a long civil war, a new study argues. Read more


31 July 2020

Keeping Students Connected in Somalia

To help contain the pandemic, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education (MOECHE) decided to suspend all classes, as overcrowded classrooms present an obvious health risk, at least until the situation improves. Read more


30 June 2020

New Approach to Somalian University Sports Activities

The Somalia University Sports Federation is the body mandated to run university sports in the country and it is the only organisation in the country that connects students at both, academic and athletic level. Read more


30 April 2020

Somalia’s COVID-19 Response: A Shift to Online Learning in Somali Higher Education

Like the rest of Somalia’s higher education institutions, the university – with more than four thousand students and one hundred and seventy (170) people on the teaching faculties – is now off-limits in the wake of government directives on the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more

Still in Recovery Mode, Universities Rise to New Challenges

Somalia’s universities, slowly recovering from decades of civil war, are now having to resort to online teaching to ensure the continuation of teaching and learning in an age of COVID-19. Read more


31 March 2020

The Federal Republic of Somalia Has Appreciated Ethiopia’s Support in its Capacity-Building Programs

His Excellency Mr. Abdullahi Godah Barre, Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education of the Federal Republic of Somalia have acknowledged the contribution of the Government of Ethiopia on the Higher Education Sector. Read more


31 January 2020

Mogadishu Bombing Took the Lives of the ‘Best and the Brightest’

In the Dec. 28 attack, 16 of the dead and 18 others who were critically injured were students at Benadir University — most of them young women studying sciences in a country where precious few women have access to higher education.


31 December 2019

Unisa Extends African Footprint with Book Donation to the Somali National University

The University of South Africa (Unisa) donated more than 30 000 books to the Somali National Library and the Somali National University (SNU). Read more


30 November 2019

Curriculum Review & Road Manual Development Somalia/Somaliland

The TVET and Higher Education for Boosting Road Infrastructure Development and Growth of Energy Services (THE BRIDGES) project aims to support the Government of Somalia/Somaliland plans to enhance inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty. Read more


31 July 2019

Somalia Launches Program to Boost Education Opportunities in Somalia

Somalia and two international agencies on Thursday launched a program to boost education opportunities for children and youth impacted by ongoing crises in Somalia. Read more


30 June 2019

First Graduation in 30 Years Signals Peace and Progress

The Somali National University (SNU) this week held its first graduation and convocation ceremony since the breakout 30 years ago of the civil war that wracked Somalia. Read more

Higher Education Blueprint – A Race Against Time

The implementation of Somalia’s much-vaunted Education Sector Strategic Plan 2018-2020 (ESSP) is in danger of being derailed cause of a failure to engage education actors, weak leadership and a general lack of commitment, Somali higher education experts warn. Read more


31 March 2019

Car Bomb Kills University Lecturer, Injures 3 Mogadishu

A car bomb has killed a university lecturer and critically injured three others in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday morning. Read more


28 February 2019

Somalia’s Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education and Delegation Visit VUT

In his welcoming speech, Professor Gordon Zide, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the VUT, reiterated the theme, “The audacity and tenacity of the unshakeable hope”. He had used this theme for his 2019 academic opening address, which he delivered on Friday, 8 February. He informed the meeting of the need to find ways of developing the African continent together as institutions of higher learning. To this end, the VUT has taken the lead in community engagement. Read more


31 January 2019

Using Digital Libraries to Overcome Information Famine

With the demise of the central government of Somalia in 1990, its education provision collapsed and its national and only university closed. Read more


30 November 2018

Global Partnership for Education Launches US$17.9 Million Grant for the Federal Government of Somalia

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is pleased to announce a US$17.9 million grant for the Federal Government of Somalia. The grant will be implemented by the Federal Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education to address crucial education needs and priorities identified in the Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) 2018-2020. Read more


31 October 2018

Higher Education Sub-Sector in Somalia Cries out for Reforms

A university should be an idyllic space where top-level academic brains leverage on cutting-edge research technology to advanced knowledge for a better universe.  A good university should be the cauldron in which hitherto unknown ideas are boiled through scientific inquiry to provide solutions to seemingly intractable problems that humanity has grappled with for ages. Read more


15 March 2017

Call To Ensure More Women Access Higher Education

The president of the Somali National Commission for UNESCO and former Somalia education minister has called on her country’s fledgling national government and growing tertiary education sector to redouble its efforts to boost the presence of women in Somali higher education. Read more


30 September 2016

Proliferation of Universities Brings Mixed Fortunes

As guns continue to fall silent in Somalia’s waning civil conflict, exponential growth has been witnessed in the higher education sector. But there are mixed reviews of the quality of education offered by the country’s new independent universities. Read more


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