July 24, 2012 ·9 Comments
HARGEISA-The newly appointed chancellor of Hargeisa University Dr. Abdi Hussein Gaas has officially taken the helm of the learning intuition in a ceremony held on Monday.
In a well-attended Ceremony held at the University main campus the outgoing chancellor of Hargeisa University Mr. Muse Adam Ahmed said that he was honored to transfer the leadership of the institution to someone who had both the potential and charisma to not only running but also who has the capabilities of advancing the institution to new heights.
Speaking at the handover ceremony the Minister of National planning Dr. Sa’ad who also happens to be the head of the National Board Higher learning commission said after great consideration we (Board) decided that Dr. Gaas as the most suitable candidate for the post of Chancellor of the university
Dr. Sa’ad Ali Shire urged all departmental heads and the entire staff of the University to work with the new Chancellor so as to ensure the smooth running of the institution.
The current director of Higher Education Mr. Khadar Ahmed Diiriye speaking on behalf of ministry said that Somaliland’s ministry of education is ready to work and assist the new Chancellor in his daily running of the learning institution.
The new Chancellor Dr. Gaas said that he was ready to assume his post and execute his responsibility with utmost persistence in order to elevate the institution to new heights.
There are currently more than 3538 students enrolled in the various faculties of the university and to date more than 2032 have graduated from the university since its inception in 2000.
The outgoing Chancellor said however there is a number of constraining factors such as funds, he urged the government to allocate more funds for higher learning in the country and that the university depends on meager income earned from the student fees.
Somaliland minister of National Planning Dr. Sa’ad Ali Shire and also the Chairperson of National Board Higher learning Commission of the university, Director of High Education Mr. Khadar Ahmed Diiriye, University Commission, Deans of the various faculites of the university and many other guests attended the event.
The resignation of the outgoing chancellor came after the appointment of a committee tasked to look into the grievances of students as well as the decision which prompted the university administration to the announce the increase of the tuition fees in the first place, the then decision to appoint the committee by the ministry of education was to ease tensions at the institute and also to avert a proposed strike by students.
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