Faculty of Education

  • Introduction:

 

The Faculty of Education, member of East Africa University, was established in September, 2005. Since established Faculty of Education has built on its strong reputation as a leading provider of quality teacher education across Somalia and strengthened its performance in core areas of research and community engagement.

It has forged strong relationships with its partners in various stakeholders, communities, government and beyond. In 2015, the Faculty provided courses for over 550 students across the country, making it one of the leading providers of teacher education programs, in-service and pre-service teachers in Puntland.

          1.1 Faculty’s Vision

“To be a leading faculty for qualified &  professional teachers that possess relevant & updated knowledge base, pedagogical skills, faith and humanity attitude, technology techniques and systematic approach to leadership which promotes educational system in Somalia and contributes to the national development”

1.2     Faculty’s Mission

“To offer quality teacher education that satisfy different needs of society to get professional teachers for primary and secondary schools with high standard of pedagogical, knowledge base and school management skills to enhance accessibility of quality education for Somali young generations.”

 

1.3 Faculty’s General Objectives

  • To prepare highly – qualified teachers to teach in various specializations at both primary and secondary levels while keeping the pedagogical standards in order to meet the increased demand for educators and teachers across the country and particularly in Puntland state of Somalia.
  • To train students up-to-date teaching/learning methods and foster their social, cultural and Islamic values.
  • To undertake educational and psychological research in order to enhance the practice of teaching
  • Encourage academic research, self studies and continues learning behaviors to enable specialists to keep up with the latest development in their field of knowledge and make them aware of needs of society at local and international levels.
  • To use ICT skills in teacher education programs and collaborates with regional and international institutions involved in fostering online education.
  • To be leading institution for developing quality curriculum for primary and secondary schools in Puntland
  • To contribute improving educational administration in all level ( schools, DEOs, REOs , and central boards)
  • What is new in this academic year?

 

The faculty of Education at East Africa University which is a leading faculty countrywide for producing competitive qualified teachers throughout Puntland has introduced a diploma program in the year 2015-2016, in addition to the degree program that has been providing in the last decade. The diploma proram is intended to meet the ever increasing demand for qualified teachers in the upper primary and secondary levels.

  • Who can take advantage of Diploma program?

 

    1. The diploma program offered by the faculty of Education East Africa University is intended for the
  • Busy-scheduled people who are interested in joining in the field of education which is promising field throughout the country
  • Recent high school graduates who want to do only diploma to go early to the market place and teach
  • Primary school teachers who want to upgrade their knowledge to teach high schools
  • School administrators who want to increase their knowledge in both scientific and management fields.
  • Students doing other courses in higher institutions of learning and interested in joining also the field of Education
  • Bachelor degree in faculty of education

 

The bachelor degree which faculty has a good reputation in it since September ,2005; when the faculty has opened its doors  had produced hundred of qualified teachers, who are almost covered 60%  of society’s needs in qualified teachers.  But still the need for qualified teachers is high as most Somali population is young generation who are in schooling age.

To respond that imperative and important need the faculty has been offering an assured course for pre-service and in-service teachers and equip them with most recent pedagogical skills and professional knowledge base of teaching for beginning teachers to develop into a professional future teacher.

  • Courses offered at the Bachelor and Diploma Program

The following are the courses available at the Bachelor and Diploma levels

  1. Biology/Chemistry Bachelor …………..(4years)                Diploma……………….……Double Major (2 years)
  2. Physics/Math Bachelor …………………. (4years)                Diploma ………………… Double Major (2 years)
  3. Geography/History Bachelor………… (4years)                 Diploma ………………. Double Major (2 years)
  4. Educational Management Bachelor……(3years)             Diploma……………………………………. (1 1/2 years)
  5. Statistics                                                                                 Diploma ……………………………….. …….( 1 year)
  6. Arabic Language Bachelor…………………(4years)             Diploma ………………………………………..(2 years)
  7. English Language                                                                  Diploma ………………………….. ………….  (6Months, 1year)
  8. Different Trainings and Workshops (Time various)

 

2.1 Class Attendance Times

The following are the times that the classes can be attended.

  1. Weekends from 04:00 …07:00 on Thursday & 07:00…..11: AM, 04:00….7:00 PM on Friday.
  2. Evenings ( 6: 00 PM to 9:00 P.M)
  3. In-service Program which is intended for teachers working in remote areas and can be done during the School holidays (In January & June).
  4. Any other Organized time

 

  • Admission, Application and Registration Procedure
  • Admission requirements 
      1. In order to be admitted to the programs above the candidate must have high school certificate or it is equivalent
  • Application Procedure

 

  • A $ 15 non-refundable application fee should be paid
  • Completion and return of application form
  • Photocopies of all educational certificates and relevant academic documents should be submitted to the admission office
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate should be brought to the admission office
  • Passport size photos should be brought to the admission office