Somalia’s prime minister, Hamze Abdi, kicked off the teacher test exam in Mogadishu. The exam was sat for 7581 applicants from four states and the Banadir region. The exam took place in 22 centers across the country. It has two phases.
The government will hire three thousand teachers to expand access to education for the low-income community.
The Somali prime minister, Hamze, wished the candidates good luck and hoped that the country’s education scale would improve, pledging that his government would expand the quantity and quality of the public schools.
He expresses concern over the old schools that were turned into residential places during the civil war, and he calls on the Somali people to return control of the buildings to the government.
“We request to vacate all the buildings and places owned by the education department to renovate and reuse their original purpose and to get space to educate our children.” Said Hamze, Somali prime minister
Farah Shiekh, Somalia’s minister of education, stated, “We take this long process to ensure transparency and fairness of the hiring process.”
According to UN agencies, over three million Somali children are out of school.
Nomadic culture, as well as ongoing conflict and natural disasters, deprived children of their right to education.