Somalia, Egypt sign education cooperation agreement

Published: August 20, 2015

Somalia, Egypt sign education cooperation agreementSomalia and Egypt have signed a cooperation agreement on the development of education sector, a Somali minister has said.
Khadra Bashir Ali, Somalia’s minister of Higher Education told journalists in Mogadishu after jetting in back from Cairo where the signing of the agreement took place, that Egypt will help Somalia in the development of the education sector.
‘’We have signed a cooperation agreement with the Egyptian officials to help us on the further development of our education sector,’’ she said, without giving further details of the agreement.
Decades of civil war and the collapse of the central government have left a devastating effect on education services in Somalia. By 1994, many schools had been destroyed, learning materials were unavailable and the majority of teachers and students had abandoned education.
Since the collapse of the education system, communities have taken different approaches to establishing locally run education services. While any progress made in the face of the collapse of public education is impressive, all these systems face enormous challenges. People whose struggle for education has always been difficult – girls and women, disabled people and displaced people – fare worst in times of uncertainty and extreme poverty.
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