GOOBJOOG NEWS|GAROWE: Efforts to standardize the education system in Somalia inched closer to realization Wednesday following an agreement among all Federal Member States and Banaadir Regional Administration to use a single system.
A forum bringing together education ministers and stakeholders from all regional governments in Garowe announced that an agreement that would see the school curriculum at secondary and level unified.
This will also include a joint examination in line with guidelines issued by the Federal Government. All FMS save for Puntland now subscribe to joint national examinations administered by the Federal Government.
Puntland has been administered its own exams. The Federal Government introduced standardized national examinations in 2015 and has since seen over 30,000 students sitting for the final exam annually.
The meeting also resolved to establish examination offices at the federal and state level.
Before the government-administered exams, private schools under umbrellas operated on different curricula and issued their own exams. Most of them still administer final exams but the students subsequently register for the government-administered exams.