Somalia Prime Minister cuts the ribbon of the relaunch of Faculty of Journalism

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    Somalia Prime Minister cuts the ribbon of the relaunch of Faculty of Journalism

    MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has on Tuesday cut the ribbon the relaunch of the faculty of Journalism and communication science of the National University in the Somali capital Mogadishu for the first time since

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Somali Prime Minister, Minister of Information and other government officials attend the relaunch of the faculty of Journalism in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has on Tuesday cut the ribbon the relaunch of the faculty of Journalism and communication science of the National University in the Somali capital Mogadishu for the first time since 1991.

Somali government believes that the relaunch of the faculty will take a greater share of development of Somalia Media and will assist good governance, accountability and the overall check and balance for Somalia.

"Journalism encourages development, realizing national vision, boosting the good governance and helps produce and keep the unity of the nation” Prime Minister Kheyre said in a statement released by the ministry of information "The National University has registered up to one thousands and five hundred students so far. Though that is a new beginning, yet it is nowhere near the old days when the university was the main producer of Somalia’s graduates in their thousands”

Among the dignatories present at the relaunching ceremony were the PM, the Minister of Information, Deputy Minister of Information, Deputy Minister of Education, former Ministers of Information (Mareye and Jahweyn), the Chairperson of the Sub Committee of the Parliament on Media & Telecom, Chairperson of the National University of Somalia, the Dean of the faculty of Journalism, representatives from the faculty and the national University, Somali media organizations, journalists, and members of parliament etc.

"Somali journalists are invited to give time to study and join the faculty.” MInister of Information Eng. Abdirahman Yarisow said, "We pledge to provide all necessary trainings to the Somali journalists in order to compete the global journalists”

Early July, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officially handed over the Somali National University, to the Federal Government of Somalia, relinquishing control of the institution, which it had occupied for the last 10 years. AMISOM also handed over assets that will facilitate the administrative operations of the institution, to enable it operate effectively.


The faculty of Journalism and Communication of Somali National University was first established in 1979. Since the collapse of the central government of Somalia in 1991, there was no government supported university in the country and so was the faculty of Journalism and Communication.

The relaunch of the faculty of journalism comes amid the Somali cabinet passed a controversial media bill which the Somalia media watchdogs said the new media law violates the freedom of expression in the country if endorsed by the parliament.

- Horn Observer -


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