A MEMBER of Samasons Relief, the UK-registered charity that is co-operating with the association to stage an exhibition at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley, recently visited Borama for the first time in seven years.
He was very impressed with the rate of development in the town; in particular he mentions higher education, transport and technology.
He says that higher education is a defining character of Borama, particularly the University of Amoud (now 18 years old) and the new American University Eelo. Both produce top professionals in several disciplines, including medicine.
Teachers who have qualified from Amoud are in great demand throughout the Somali territories such as Puntland, while medicine and surgery are faculties that are over-subscribed.
Eelo University specialises in IT studies and claims to have an intellectual rigour greater than elsewhere.