Somalian education officials are moving ahead with a comprehensive assessment of the country’s universities and to ensure the quality of higher education does not fall below acceptable standards. The process will focus on standards, policies and guidelines that will govern higher education institutions.
With private universities playing a key role in Somalia – a legacy of its long civil war – creating higher education standards that work has been a long-time concern of the government.
The assessment is being carried out by the ministry of education, culture and higher education’s National Higher Education Commission (NHEC).
Dr. Abdinor Shiekh Ahmed the Chancellor of Somaville University based in
Mogadishu, welcomed the process, arguing that it will streamline university operations.