Horndiplomat- Somaliland’s higher education fair and networking 2017 held at the Guleid hotel in hargeisa from 1nd to 2nd August ,This year attracted more than 20,000 participants among them students, parents and educators over the two-day event presentations by Country’s university stood out from the crowd of more than Thirty five Universities in attendance.
The fair on strengthening of the universities and also the The Somaliland National Universities’ Fair gave participants an opportunity to speak with representatives from each Somaliland University about programs, campus life and anything else that can help prospective students and lecturers make decisions about which Somaliland University to join.
University was assigned its own booth, staffed with representatives who answered questions and provided additional materials about programs, admission requirements and student life. Each university also offered a scheduled information session several times throughout the Somaliland National Universities’ Fair.
Meanwhile this years the university fair also interested with last year its first time host one place to Debate about Somaliland’s Presidential candidates two of third candidates was attendance were Ruling Kulmiye Party and Opposition Ucid Party leaders cum presidential flag bearer Muse Behi Abdi and Eng,Feisal Ali Warabe Respectively .
The 2017 annual Somaliland national higher education and networking events which is the fourth was funded by the European Union and jointly Implemented by the ministry of education and Save the children.
The Somaliland minister of education abdilahi aden habane who upon thanking the financier, organizers and participants revealed that the government was determined to ensure that local universities provide quality education thence quality graduates.
On the huge number of institutions of higher learning in the country which are currently 35 in total, the minister said that it is suspicious how these institutions established within a span of 20 years could manage to provide quality instructions.
“We are determined in the pursuit of quality dictation in our universities and let all be informed that the government shall not fail to crackdown on those found wanting” Warned Minister Abdilahi habane stressing that these exercise must start at the root , the Somaliland education minister revealed that investigation have been ensued at all schools from primary, secondary to university levels nationwide.
The director general of higher education Dr.Ahmed Yusuf Ali also speaks to the university fair says “ its a fourth year of Somaliland’s University fair , We targeting this year a five points that would lead next five years to determining of our country educations , the first is to get international academic recognition, secondly we need the knowledge that to developed of our country resources and conflict resolutions of our Country republic of Somaliland.”Said the Director general of higher education in Somaliland
Prof Abdisalan yasin who concluded stressing that as from now henceforth local institutions of higher learning are in pursuit of not only providing but availing opportunities for the quality dictation in the country Says “ The reason were are all here is to strategize on provision and subsequent sustainability of quality education in Somaliland” Said Prof Abdisalan Yasin
SOURCE:HORNDIPLOMAT & HORN NEWSPAPER