Universities begin education year in famine-stricken Somalia

Mogadishu-based Horseed International University gives nursing, computer, economy and secretariat education. 200 students receive scholarship in the university that has a total of 460 students.

Universities begin education year in famine-stricken Somalia

Universities have began education year in famine and drought stricken Somalia.

Girls and boys sit in different places while they have education in the same class. Education begins in the mornings, however it ends in the afternoon due to hot weather.

Universities are closed on Thursday and Friday for weekend holiday.

Education lasts for four years in Somali universities which face teacher, education tools and devices problems.

Mogadishu-based Horseed International University gives nursing, computer, economy and secretariat education. 200 students receive scholarship in the university that has a total of 460 students.

Charity organizations donate the scholarships.

Courses are given in English, and students use photocopied books.

"We work on scientific studies and chat with our teachers in the university," Mohammad Dagane Abdullu, the head of university student council, told AA correspondent.

Abdullu said they had launched initiatives to set up football and basketball teams in the university.

"We believe a new page will be opened as civil war ends in Somalia, and we hope we can spend some time on sports, culture, education and entertainment in our universities," he said.

An executive of the university, Abdulfettah Omar said university could not provide sufficient education due to civil war.

Omar said they could more easily give education as civil war lost effect, and they continued education despite all negative developments.

"We believe Somalia will have a better future, and we need more educated people here and we can achieve this," Omar also said.

AA

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