The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Somaliland has officially started 2020-2021 Middle and High School Exams for 32,849 middle and high school students. According to a statement from the Ministry, 35.62% are high school students while 41.63% are girls. The 32,849 students are from 707 schools from around the country and this monumental effort is being carried out by nearly 4,000 Ministry personnel.”
“I congratulate and pray for all the students who are sitting this morning for the 8th-grade middle school and 4th-grade high school examinations in the Republic of Somaliland. Congratulations to all the parents and teachers who worked hard for these students and the nation’s education community. I wish you all success.” said the President of the Republic of Somaliland HE Muse Bihi Abdi in a statement released on Social media.
Because of the COVID-19, schools in Somaliland were closed since March 19th, 2020 as part of the efforts to prevent the spread of the virus, and education programs were telecast on radio and television. Exams were held for the 12th-grade high school students only and have compressed the schedule into a single day.
The Ministry of Education and Science, one of the largest portfolios has recently announced major changes that affect service providers such as HEMA Books, student uniforms, and fee structure of privately-owned private institutions.