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Girls drop out of school at an alarming rate in Somalia

MOGADISHU —  Although a bright student Ruweyda Hassan, 17, a resident of Galkayo town in Somalia’s northeastern semiautonomous province of Puntland has fears that she will be pulled out of school. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on phone, from Galkayo, 750 kilometers (466 miles) from capital Mogadishu, she said her parents are unwilling …

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National certificate exam gets underway in Somaliland

HARGEISA — Somaliland Ministry of Education officially kicked of the National examination in Somaliland on Saturday. Government officials said the national exam will take place at the same time across the country including the Sanaag region where Puntland had previously claimed they will halt the exercise. Somaliland National Examination board …

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Secondary school exams kicks off in Somalia

MOGADISHU (SD) – More than 42,000 secondary school students in Somalia have started their national exams on Saturday. The Somali government has been trying to revive the education system since 2015 after years of a dysfunctional education system. The exams will take place in the capital and in more than 150 …

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SHEC: Somalia didn’t evaluate universities in Somaliland

HARGEISA — Somaliland responds to recent announcement by Somali Ministry of Education in recognizing 41 universities, including some in Somaliland. Somaliland’s Higher Education Commission has condemned the announcement, saying Somali Ministry of Education and have no business evaluating universities in Somaliland. They explained that the statement from the Somali Ministry …

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Students sit for certificate examinations in Puntland

GAROWE —  The National Certificate Examination for secondary and middle schools began yesterday morning in all districts of Puntland state of Somalia. The Puntland Ministry of Education says there has been an increase in the number of students taking the National Certificate Examinations this year compared to last year. More …

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