Puntland students now begin to understand that it wasn’t Godax Barre alone denying them of deserved and rightful scholarships, but the entire N&N regime led by Farmaajo and Khayre, resolving to isolate Puntland students.

While doing this, Farmaajo wants your vote in 2020 ill-planned General Election. Wise up!

#Puntland #youth and #students are speaking up to fight for their rights and equal share in opportunities and national #scholarships from the abusesdenial and betrayals by the NN Regime in Mogadishu.




A few of young folks are commenting this article while they are totally misinformed about the issue. There were not centralized national exams in entire South-central Somalia before. They tried this year to organize one amid leaks, outright sale of exams to the highest bidder in the marketplace, on the top of theft.

Puntland have been conducting common exams for many years. Now N&N Regime want Puntland students to take part in these sham exams, and punish them for not participating in this public disgrace, thus denying them of their rightful share of national scholarships. Get the facts straight first before you comment on this particular issue.

This is also a reminder that, under the Federal Constitution, social services delivery like Education Sector, comes under the jurisdiction of the Federal Member States. The FGS has no business to interfere, but to help the FMS in this regard.


“Recognition of Puntland Secondary School Certificate:
• The Puntland secondary school certificate shail be in form and format equivalent
to the one issued by the Ministry of Education of the Federal Government

• The said certificate shail clearly show the Somali National emblem and the name
of the Federal Government of Somalia. Likewise. it shall have the name of
Puntland State and that of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of

• The Federal Government of Somalia recognizes the certificate of Puntland cited
in this agreement as per above.

• The FGS shail officially write to the Government of Sudan and any other parties
of interest. clarifying that the FGS recognizes the centralized examinations
administered by Puntland” – excerpts from 2014 Agreement between the FGS and Puntland.

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Author: Warsame Digital Media WDM

About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2005. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at: ismailwarsame@gmail.com

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