Somalia: Workshop on Teacher Education Policy Concluded in Mogadishu

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    Somalia: Workshop on Teacher Education Policy Concluded in Mogadishu

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) EFASOM concluded a 2 day teacher Education policy forum in Mogadishu which was attended by 35 participants, among them representatives from the Ministry of Education, education umbrellas, a teacher union, teachers,

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Photo of EFASOM conducting 2 days of teacher Education policy forum in Mogadishu. Photo courtesy: EFASOM
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) EFASOM concluded a 2 day teacher Education policy forum in Mogadishu which was attended by 35 participants, among them representatives from the Ministry of Education, education umbrellas, a teacher union, teachers, parents, and other education stakeholders.

The forum which was held between 28-29 August 2017 aimed to  review national teacher education policy particularly: Teacher recruitment and selection, Teacher code of conduct, Teacher performance review in classes an to raise awareness of importance of teachers in quality education, statement from Education for Somalia (EFASOM) Somalia said.

The program which funded by Global Campaign of Education, also advocates increase of quantity of teachers  and improves quality of both pre-service and in-service teacher training” the statement added.


Adam Mohamed, the National Coordinator of EFASOM has thanked the participant for attending the Forum and pointed out that finalizing the draft teachers education policy document is essential and will eventually lead to acquiring better quality teacher which is key for achieving quality education for all the Somali children.

Mr. Adam requested the Teachers Training Department of the Ministry of Education to make investment in strengthening the capacity of the teachers to achieve quality education for the Somali children and community.

Ali Abdulahi Afgoye, the Director of the MOE has officially opened the forum. He stated that teacher quality improvement takes three steps. Firstly teachers earn qualification of teaching. Secondly teachers acquire teaching skills and experiences. Thirdly teachers have attitudes in respect of teacher code of conduct.

The Chairperson of Education for Somalia (EFASOM) Mr. Mohamud Abdi stated that teachers are the single most influential and powerful force for equity, access and quality in education

The Head Unit of Teachers Dept of the Somali National University Ms. Suldano Muse Addow stated that teacher training is one of the university's top priority. The university now completed the 17th session of teacher training and produced more that 3000 teachers, both pre-service and in-service teacher training.

In his closing remarks, Mr. Abdullahi Osman Omar – Shakespeare, Director of the Teachers Training Department of the Ministry of Education has appreciated all the participants for their time in reviewing and contributing to the finalization of the draft documents on the Teachers Education Policy.

The participants encouraged EFASOM to increase the efforts towards making further improvement in the teachers education policy and conducting similar events promoting the teaches training programs.

- Horn Observer -


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