August 9, 2012 ·49 Comments
HARGEISA(SomalilandPress)–Sources close to Abaarso Tech school have informed SomalilandPress that Abaarso Tech’s management team is so frustrated by government corruption and the clan politics they have run into that they plan to close Abaarso Tech and reopen a new school in neighbouring country. In the last few days Abaarso Tech was blocked from holding its entrance examination in Burco despite clear evidence SomalilandPress has seen showing that the Director General of Education fully approved Abaarso Tech’s right to hold this examination. It is possible that this situation has combined with well known issues Abaarso Tech’s management has previously had with the Minister of Education to create these rumors that the Americans are all said to be leaving. If it is true, SomalilandPress believes that Abaarso Tech leaving Somaliland would be a great loss to the country both educationally and for the symbol that Somaliland is a friendly place for Westerners.
Somaliland Press recently reported on five Abaarso Tech students receiving full scholarships to America and another Abaarso Tech student becoming the first Somalilander to be accepted to South Africa’s African Leadership Academy. SomalilandPress will try to speak with the management of school on the rumor that the school will be closing for good and moving it to neighbouring country.