SOMALIALAND: First higher education body formed

President Ahmed M Silanyo last weekend announced the formation of Somaliland's first Higher Education Commission before he left the country for his first China visit, reports Somaliapress.

According to a press release from the Office of the President, the body will be responsible for developing a national strategy for reforming education in the country with the aim of better preparing students for the workplace. Another goal is to improve the quality of public education in technical colleges and universities.

The Higher Education Commission will become the primary regulator of higher education in Somaliland. One of its main areas of focus will be to upgrade universities to be more effective and accountable and to develop learning, research and development centres.
Full report on the Somaliapress site