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Somalia to Employ 3000 Teachers to Boost Education Sector, Minister Says

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | BRUSSELS: The Federal Government of Somalia is in the process of recruiting 3000 new teachers with the view of boosting the education sector in the country.

Somalia’s Minister of Education, Culture, and Higher Education, Farah Sheikh Abdikadir who spoke during the Global Gateway High-Level Event on Education in Brussels, Belgium said Somalia is also moving steadily towards improving education infrastructure and the quality of education in its learning institutions.

“By hiring 3,000 new teachers, we are steadfastly improving our educational system and significantly raising the quality of education throughout the country,” the minister said. The event was co-hosted by the European Commission and the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU which stressed the critical role of educational transformation in global development.

This year’s event which was held at the Flagey Culture House brought together political leaders, business figures, and decision-makers worldwide to showcase the EU’s dedication to strengthening international educational partnerships.

The Global Gateway strategy emphasizes creating smart, clean, secure links across various sectors, including digital, transport, energy, and climate. Education and skills development are pivotal, receiving 13% of the EU’s international partnerships portfolio.

“Following our commitments from the 2022 Transforming Education Summit in New York, the EU has pledged a substantial portion of our budget to education, aiming to turn global commitments into actionable, local solutions,” said an EU spokesperson.

The event included sessions on teaching quality, financing, equity, inclusion, and innovation, focusing on green and digital skills essential in today’s technology-driven environment.