Saturday, May 25, 2013

Learning Conditions in Somalia

Somalia is a country located in East Africa, next to Kenya and Ethiopia. Over the past couple of years, it has been struck with disasters; ranging from diseases, hunger and war. However, through the help of various organizations and a few African leaders, the country has recovered a lot .They have experienced a great reduction in insecurities, which has facilitated the formation of a government. As a result, other major necessities have been provided, among them; education. This article basically talks about the state of education in this country, and the conditions of the female education. 

Education in Somalia 
The government of Somalia, together with various organizations across the world, has managed to boost the learning conditions in Somalia. The government facilitates this through the allocation of 15% of their budget to education, while the organizations provide funding for the necessary learning necessities. According to several statistics, in the last eight years, there has been a great improvement in education in this country. However, it has been a very slow process. Furthermore, some of the involved organizations face various challenges, for instance, the need for more funding. Also, the school enrollment rates are very low, as well as the increased drop-out cases. 

Female Education in Somalia 
In addition to the above named challenges, the rate of the female children enrolled in school is very low, compared to the male children. In fact, they form the highest percentage of the drop-out cases. However, in the past couple of years, UNICEF Somalia has strived to improve quality of girls’ education. This has been done through the formation of supervisory committees to supervise the girls in school. Also, they are striving to create a learning environment suitable for the girls. It will serve as an encouragement for most of them, as well as a great boost to the female education in this country. 
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