Somaliland: President Silanyo Awarded as Golis Graduate Guul Group Intern


“Am very proud to have graduated at the same function where the president

Baby Guul and President Silanyo

Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo not only officiated but was honoured too” Baby Guul

By: Latifa Yusuf Masai

HARGEWISA (Somalilandsun) – The president of Somaliland H.E Ahmed Mahmud has been awarded a honourary PhD by Golis University at a function in Hargeisa where the country’s youngest and shortest graduate also received his bachelor degree.

The event which took place at the Mansoor hotel saw 20 years old Master Daud Haruun Ibrahim became the youngest and shortest student to graduate from a local university thus make history by receiving a Bachelors degree in Management Sciences Information Technology during the graduation of the sixth batch of graduates from Golis University.

Apart from the president and master Ibrahim, 363 students from various faculties of Golis University and the presidency minister Hirsi Haji Ali were also awarded degrees while another lot of 725 students received diplomas in various disciplines.

Dr Silanyo (L) officiates at Golis University graduation

The young graduate nicknamed baby Guul a name derived from Guul Group Consultancy Company where he works as an intern, said that the graduation day is the most memorable of his life and images taken shall be with him for the rest of his life.

Baby Guul Daud Haruun with supportive and proud family

At an interview conducted after the graduation the elated baby Guul who plans to pursue a master’s degree in his chosen field thanked the person who nicknamed him, attributing his achievements and drive to GUUL a Somali word that means successes.

Golis universirty graduates class of 2013

“Before I used to get angry or shy when called baby Guul but today I take pride in the name” Said Master Daud Haruun who was surrounded by loving relatives who had turned up in large numbers to witness the occasion.

With his boss the CEO of Guul Group

Queried on any constraints encountered during his three years of university studies a hesitant Baby Guul said the only difficulty was and remains the never ending stares from the public and questions by traffic police as he drives his Mark II vehicle.

Is that a baby driving? Do you have a driving license? Whose car is this? Baby Guul said the never ending questions run.

Well if this doesn’t beat all nothing shall

Baby Guul with fellow graduates