University In Mogadishu Cancels Graduation Ceremony For The Safety Of The Graduating Students
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University In Mogadishu Cancels Graduation Ceremony For The Safety Of The Graduating Students

University In Mogadishu Cancels Graduation Ceremony For The Safety Of The Graduating Students


Dalsan Reporter

Officials of a university in Mogadishu have cancelled a graduation ceremony for the safety of the graduating students.

Over 500 students from Somaville University in Mogadishu suspended their graduation on Monday to avoid putting the students’ lives at risk.

A brief session of the programme commenced but the institution’s management decided to postpone the graduation to a later date.

The event was to be graced by senior officials of the Somali government according to sources that spoke to Dalsan TV.

The graduation ceremony was being held at the national theatre which is close to the Villa Rose Hotel which was attacked by members of the militant group al-Shabab.

The graduation ceremony has now been postponed to December 4th, according to the management of SomaVille University.

Over 500 students from Civil Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Computer Science, Public Health, Nutrition Science, Nursing Science, Laboratory Science, Midwifery, Medicine & Surgery, Public Administration, Business Administration, International Relations & Diplomacy, Accounting & Finance, Economics & Management were among the graduates expected to conclude their education today.

Hundreds of guests including students, parents, government officials, federal MP’s, local and international educational institutions, foreign diplomats, and the media were also invited to attend the event.

The management of the school said the decision to postpone the program involved consultations with the Ministry of Education, the management of the National Theatre and Somali Security Services.

Somaville University is a non-profit, non-governmental educational institution, with its HeadQuarters at Mogadishu.
Somaville is a multi-campus university whose jurisdiction of teaching extends to the area comprising of Benadir, Jubaland, Somaliland, Puntland HiirShebelle State, South West State, and Galmudug State.

The University has created a reputation in the field of health sciences, engineering, humanities and law.

The targeted Hotel, Villa Rose website describes the hotel as the “most secure lodging arrangement in Mogadishu” with metal detectors and a high perimeter wall.

Al-Shabaab has intensified attacks against civilian and military targets as Somalia’s recently elected government has pursued a policy of “all-out war” against the Islamists.

The security forces, backed by local militias, ATMIS and US air strikes, have driven Al-Shabaab from central parts of Somalia in recent months, but the offensive has drawn retribution.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who was elected this year, has launched a military offensive against the group.

By Dalsan Reporter
Strategic communication practitioner.