Investigative Reports

How Somalia is trying to Stifle Somaliland – US ties with an Online Troll and a pseudo-Charitable Organization

In February, June, and  August 2022, Mr. Okeke-Von Batten filed Lobby Disclosure Act...

Organized Corruption: How Government Appointees and Employees Are Pillaging Coffers through their Private Companies

According to Somaliland government records examined by Somaliland Chronicle,...

Ministry of Education Announces Vocational Training for 1032 Students in four Regions

The Ministry of Education Development of the Republic of Somaliland has announced that it is beginning vocational training for 1032 students and that the Ministry of Education and Science will conduct training across the regions of Awdal, Marodijeh, Sahil, and Togdheer.

Mr. Abdiasis Egeh Riyale, the Director of Vocational Training who made the announcement, the vocational training will include plumbing, electricity, mechanical, welding, metal and woodworking, and new skills such as gypsum installation and interior decoration, hospitality, and cosmetology. Mr. Riyale stated the Ministry added the additional training modules following market research that showed the need for skilled workers in these fields.

Although official statistics on the Somaliland workforce and what new skills are required are not readily available for independent analysis, many high-paying fields, such as the installation of gypsum or drywall for decoration and HVAC installation, are currently denominated by foreign workers.

Mr. Riyale, the Director of Vocational Training at the Ministry of Education and Science, stated a strong desire and commitment to learn is one of the basic requirements to apply for one of the 1032 slots available for this training.

In addition, it is unclear if the Ministry of Education and Science is coordinating with public and private higher education institutions to ensure the curriculum keeps up with market needs and prioritizes workforce-ready graduates to combat rampant unemployment, especially among educated youth.

It has been nearly three years since the Minister of Telecommunication and Technology, Dr. Abdiweli, announced in a cabinet-level extra-ordinary session a plan to include information technology into the national curriculum. So far, this plan has not materialized and technology is not part of the national curriculum.

Latest

Ministry of Health Continues to Spend Vast Sums on COVID-Related Equipment and Supplies

According to government records seen by Somaliland Chronicle, the...

War Criminal Tuke In Custody for His Heinous Crimes Against the People of Somaliland

The long saga of a war criminal Col. Yusuf...

Somaliland Opposition Parties Declare Government’s Executive Branch as Illegal

In a press conference, the leaders of Somaliland's two...

13 November: A Time Bomb Set to Explode in Somaliland

For the last few years, all clocks in Somaliland...

Stay Connected

Don't miss

Ministry of Health Continues to Spend Vast Sums on COVID-Related Equipment and Supplies

According to government records seen by Somaliland Chronicle, the...

War Criminal Tuke In Custody for His Heinous Crimes Against the People of Somaliland

The long saga of a war criminal Col. Yusuf...

Somaliland Opposition Parties Declare Government’s Executive Branch as Illegal

In a press conference, the leaders of Somaliland's two...

13 November: A Time Bomb Set to Explode in Somaliland

For the last few years, all clocks in Somaliland...

Manufacturing Conglomerate IFFCO to Open a Massive Food Processing Plant in Berbera Economic Zone

According to a press release by DP World, the international ports...

Ministry of Health Continues to Spend Vast Sums on COVID-Related Equipment and Supplies

According to government records seen by Somaliland Chronicle, the Ministry of Health Development has spent 422,000 US dollars on COVID-19 supplies, reagents, and information technology...

War Criminal Tuke In Custody for His Heinous Crimes Against the People of Somaliland

The long saga of a war criminal Col. Yusuf Abdi Ali Tuke who lived comfortably and with impunity in one of the freest countries...

Somaliland Opposition Parties Declare Government’s Executive Branch as Illegal

In a press conference, the leaders of Somaliland's two opposition parties Waddani and UCID stated that they no longer recognize the government led by...