By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Students graduating from schools the hearing impaired in the country have been promised priority in civil service employment.
The president H.E Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo promised this during a meeting with students from countrywide schools of the deaf at the presidency in Hargeisa.
The hearing impaired students from the Borama, Burao, Gabile and Hargeisa schools for the deaf astounded the assembly by singing the Somaliland national anthem through sign language which was translated to the head of state by their tutors.
“Am very pleased and satisfied by what I have seen and heard about your educational developments in the various institutions” said president Silanyo
The head of state who promised the institutions priority of employment of their graduates within the civil service further reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to the development of education without discrimination to all in the country.
A youthful impaired student made a lengthily speech in sign language that detailed various aspects of their education and wishes from the state said he, “We are very proud to be taught in a primary and secondary school syllabus similarly with other schools in the country”
This is the third time for the head of state to meet and brief students having held similar meetings with secondary school and university students a couple of months back.
Others gracing the occasion included the first lady Ms Amina Sh Mohamed Jirdeh ‘Amina Weris’, Vice president Hon Abdirahman Sayli, Presidency minister Hirsi Haji Ali, Education minister Ms Zamzam Abdi Aden, Finance minister Abdiaziz Samale, Livestock minister Dr Abdi Aw Dahir and Agriculture minister Prof Farah Elmi Gedode.