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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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