Saturday, August 14, 2010

UNIVERSITY OF SOMALIA.........Some semblance

Since the fall of Siad Barre’s authority in January 1991, Mogadishu has been a battleground, with pro-government forces fighting with rebels determined to topple country’s governments. The instability pushed many Somalis out of school, both at the basic and university levels. A few found spaces in Kenyan schools; others who could afford it flew abroad further their education, a dear sacrifice indeed.

Despite violence, regular confrontations with militias, landmine explosions and even direct threats to academics, Mogadishu hosts the biggest number of private universities in the entire Somalia.