FIRST 35 JOURNALISTS GRADUATED – University of Hargeisa

FIRST 35 JOURNALISTS GRADUATED – University of Hargeisa

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A graduation ceremony was held today in the main campus of the University of Hargeisa [HoU]. In its first time, HoU awarded 35 students a one year diploma of Professional Journalism funded by the Foreign Commonwealth Office. Somaliland Minister of Information and culture in Somaliland, the President of the University of Hargeisa, head of UK-Somaliland relations office, the chairmen of SOLJA and SONSAF attended the event.

At the beginning, the President of HoU, Dr. Mohamoud opened the ceremony and congratulated the graduates, and envisioned that the knowledge they benefited will positively change their approach and techniques of conducting their journalism careers. He noted that the way of thinking of the people mainly depends on how the journalists think and what they report to the people.

Mr. Mohamoud Abdi, Chairman of Somaliland Journalists Association [SOLJA] acknowledged the endeavour made by, both, UK representative in Somaliland and University of Hargeisa, for making this program successful and advised the graduates to employ this knowledge to their day to day activities.  Also, UK representative in Somaliland, Mr. Stuart Brown, expressed his jubilation for the graduates and wished them a successful career.

Finally, Somaliland Minister of Information concluded the graduation hoping that these graduates will contribute well to the efforts of enhancing the professionalism and conduct of local journalists. The minister, in his statement, announced employment of one of the graduates who was injured in an accident.

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