Somalia: National forum on education policy kicks off in Garowe
GAROWE, Puntland- The Ministry of Education of Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, hosted the national forum on education policy in Garowe city on Thursday, Garowe Online reports.
The forum is aimed to focus on the policy of education and unified educational curriculum in the country with the participation of Federal government delegate led by Minister of Education and Puntland officials.
During the meeting, Puntland Minister of Education, Abshir Yusuf Aw-Isse expressed optimism to the outcome of the forum, scheduled to carry on for coming two days in Garowe. He also extended gratitude to the Somali Federal government delegate participating in the forum.
On his side, Federal Minister of Education, Abdirahman Dahir Osman, noted that both sides have mutual consent on most points regarding the national policy on education, however, he said the remaining issues will be reviewed and finalized by designated committees.
Osman also announced that Somalia received educational scholarships from Egypt and handed over Puntland's quota to Minister Aw-Isse during the forum.
The Federal Minister also commended Puntland for the outstanding achievements and development that it reached in the educational sector and revealed it is success for the country as whole.
The forum is scheduled to wrap up on Saturday as both sides are expected to jointly release a communique on the outcome of the forum.
This is the first high-level meeting on education sector since the appointment of new cabinet ministers by the new leaders of Somali Federal government.