The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who attended the Somali Teachers’ Day event at the National Theater, congratulated the Somali teachers and education community on this important day.
The President noted that Somali teachers have worked in the difficult circumstances of the country, working hard to save the future of Somali children, and produce quality generations that are the basis for the development of our country and the rescue of Somali government.
“I joined the education sector during a difficult time in the country where there were difficult circumstances, our lives and those of the students were in danger, so we used to forget the value of the work we are doing and the hope that it will be the basis of these different burdens. generations of the people and the country.”
The President of the Republic indicated that the Federal Government of Somalia is making efforts to reform the country’s education system, which is based on the needs of students, teachers and the education community as a whole, and he said that the country’s education budget should be increased in order to improve the lives of Somali teachers.
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The presidents twitter page posted about the ceremony saying ” I attended the #Somali Teacher’s Day event at the National Theater today where I congratulated the Somali teachers and education community on this precious day. DFS is making great efforts to reform the country’s education system.”
The president said that his administration is making efforts to reform the education system, based on the needs of students, teachers & the education community, and said that the education budget will be increased, to improve the lives of teachers.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
Before becoming a president Hassan played a key role in the country’s education system. In a professional capacity, Hassan accepted a position as an instructor and trainer at the Lafole Technical Secondary School. He later joined the Somali National University-affiliated Technical Teachers’ Training College in 1984. In 1986, he became the department’s head.
When the civil war broke out in the early 1990s, Hassan remained in Somalia and acted as a consultant with various NGOs, UN bureaus, and peace and development projects. He worked as an education officer for UNICEF in the central and southern parts of the country from 1993 to 1995. In 1999, he also co-established the Somali Institute of Management and Administration (SIMAD) in the capital. The institution subsequently grew into the SIMAD University, with Hassan acting as dean until 2010.