The Republic of Somaliland is moving into a phase of development and is taking steps to advance the attainment of the objectives of its national development agenda. Education is recognized as a necessary tool that provides the human resources needed in the efforts toward national development. Also, the support of communities is recognized as necessary for acquiring national development plans.
The development of a Republic of Somaliland National Education Policy (SLNEP) is designed to contribute to the country’s development efforts for a variety of reasons: First, the pivotal role of education in the socio-economic development process is universally acknowledged. Second, education and adequate training provide the conditions for the emergence of expertise that trigger sustainable national development. Third, the development and advancement of a nation depend on the extent to which its educational program is relevant.
The vision for education in Somaliland is to provide key tools for boosting development and expanding economic growth in several areas including Pastoralism, fishing, industry, commerce, trade, and agriculture.
The government is also committed to expanding girls’ education and disadvantaged groups to offer them basic education that will ensure effective social integration and give them much greater power that will enable them to take control and make genuine choices, both in their personal and public lives.
SLNEP is an important document of public intent and commitment by the MoE& HS to the provision and development of high-quality education services. Most inputs in the system contribute to quality education. However, there are six basic pillars that have the major share. These are teachers, curriculum, textbooks, assessments, management, and quality assurance while considering standards and the environment of institutions.
They intend to develop a National Education Policy document is to provide every department and top authority of the Ministry of Education the guidance and regulation for fulfilling their responsibilities. Nonetheless, the document is subject to review every 10 years so it can get the necessary updates.
The need to support the country’s preventive actions against the spread of HIV/AIDS and other STDs is crucial. Despite the seemingly low prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Somaliland, they need to be equipped with correct information, and good health services.