By: Latifa Yusuf Masai
DOHA (Somalilandsun) – The University of Hargeisa-UoH is set to modernize its college of education courtesy of Kuwaiti funds.
This was revealed by the UoH Chancellor Prof Abdi Hussein Gas during a telephone interview with Waheen news from Doha Qatar where he is visiting on invitation from a consortium of Kuwaiti Organizations.
Said he, “Apart from support in the expansion and modernization of our college of education the Kuwaiti organizations have also agreed to provide scholarships for study in Kuwaiti universities”
The College expansion and Kuwaiti scholarships for diploma and masters studies will cost over $600,000 which shall be covered in entirety by the consortium of Kuwaiti organizations.
The visit by Prof Gas who is accompanied by the chancellors of the Las Anod town based Nugaal university and East Africa University of Puntland which are among the nine institutions of higher learning from Somaliland and Somalia that are supported by the Kuwaiti organizations.
In the visit facilitated by the Hargeisa based Manhal a charity organization that operates the biggest eye hospital in Somaliland saw the three Dons hold very fruitful consultations with the Consortium of Kuwaiti organizations.
Prof Gas who also spared time to meet with and brief the large Somalilander community in the Gulf country, whom he thanked for a warm reception and subsequent intellectual parley that acquiesced on imperative need of enhancing cooperation
According to Doha based Mr Abdul-Aziz Al-mutairi a Kuwaiti national who is Horn Africa analyst and campaigner of Somaliland’s international recognition, various institutions in the country should strive hard thus tap into the abundant charity funds available in the oil rich Kuwait.
Al-Mutairi who said local institutions the charity funds can be pursued through networking with the large and established Somaliland Community whose lengthily stay has seen to its integration into mainstream Kuwaiti life at all levels.