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Abaarso School of Science and Technology

Abaarso School of Science and Technology
Established 2008
Type Independent, Boarding
Headmaster Johnathan Starr
Students 165
Grades 7–12
Location Abaarso Village,
Hargeisa, Somalia
Campus urban and suburban
Colors Red and Off-White
Athletics +10 sports

Abaarso School of Science and Technology (Abaarso School) is an advanced educational institute in

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External links

  1. ^ Hussein, Qalinle. "Abaarso Tech: improving mental maths in Somaliland". Somaliland Press. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Abaarso Tech; an outstanding Campus of Knowledge & self discipline". The Bridge Magazine. Somaliland edu. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
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  4. ^ "About Abaarso School of Science and Technology". Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Community Service". Abaarso School of Science and Technology. Abaarso School of Science and Technology. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Community Service". Abaarso School of Science and Technology. Abaarso School of Science and Technology. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ faarax, cumar. "Somaliland : Arday dhigta Abaarso Tech oo Deeq Waxbarasho ka helay Jaamacadda Caalamiga ah Ee MIT". Somaliland.Org. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Somaliland :Abaarso’s Mubarik Mohamoud Accepted to MIT, Top Engineering University". Somaliaonline. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Goth, M. "Somaliland: Abaarso School’s Student Gains Full Scholarship to Historic US University". Somaliland Press. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ Goth, M. "Somaliland: Abaarso School of Science and Technology Announces Final MBA Graduation". Somaliland Press. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Grade 7 @ Abaarso School!". Abaarso School of Science and Technology. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ Dahir, Barkhad (June 13, 2012). "Basketball competition concludes in Hargeisa". Sabahi Online. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
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As of 2013, Abaarso School has a new different logo. As Mohammed Qamar, a Somali math teacher at Abaarso School, says: "Abaarso School has nothing to do with Abaarso Tech University. It is very sad to see such organizations that are using some other organization's name open in a country that is guided by truth and reasoning. We have closed the university because we thought, after many analysis, that the country needed a good secondary school before running a university."[13]

In 2009, Abaarso School's founder and headmaster, Ahmed H., started a university in the capital city of Hargeisa. Named Abaarso Tech University, however, in 2012, because of problems with some Somalis, and because the Abaarso School's administration thought that they rather need to enrich the secondary school more, the administration closed their university. Yet, as soon as the University was closed, a university with the same name, which was claiming that it is the old university, was started in Hargeisa. Although the Abaarso School's administration met with government officials and with Somali elders, yet nothing has been done. In 2013, the Abaarso Tech University is still open in Hargeisa, using the name and the logo of Abaarso School.

Abaarso Tech University

  • Abaarso School has secured a large number of scholarships from prominent universities around the world, including MIT, Oberlin College and Georgetown University.[7][8][9] Moreover, Abaarso School will be placing many 11th grade students in various boarding schools abroad. In September 2013, twenty pupils from Abaarso School will have scholarships. By recent estimate, Abaarso School students at large won almost 2.8 million dollars in scholarships in 2013.[10]
  • Abaarso School students became the first pupils in the Somaliland region to benefit from free education for younger children, including orphans.
  • As of 2013, Abaarso School is enrolling grade 7 students in a six year course load.[11]
  • Abaarso School's basketball and soccer teams have shown a great deal of sportsmanship in the games that they have played so far. The soccer team has only lost once since the beginning of the school year, and won almost twenty-one other games. Similarly, the Abaarso School basketball team has won basketball tournaments in Hargeisa.[12]


Many sports are offered at Abaarso School, including:


Abaarso School students gain a huge amount of help from their teachers and fellow students. In each dormitory, there are four students living there. Moreover, there are proctors, a group of students designed to help the students with their problems by showing them a better way to deal with difficulties, and student council, which are a group of students that make the student life better. However, each student at Abaarso School has the responsibility of cleaning and maintaining his or her part of the school environment.

Student life

The campus includes an attractive new school, 16 staff boarding units, separate boys’ and girls’ dormitories, mosque, cafeteria, computer and chemistry laboratories, training center, a large library containing 30,000 books, football field, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, and multiple guard towers. It also hosts the Abaarso school training center, a brand new facility complete with 250-person conference hall, two 10—15 person meeting rooms, and restrooms.


In 2013, the Abaarso School has also won the opportunity to give a full scholarship to a female student from this tutoring program.[6]

As an additional community service, Abaarso School students also tutor the children at the primary school in the Abaarso village five times a week.

Rural tutoring

In 2013, the Abaarso School won the opportunity to give full scholarships to four orphans from this tutoring program.[5]

Three days a week, tutors from Abaarso School of Science and Technology go to the Hargeisa Orphanage Center and teach orphans (ranging from 5 year olds to 19 year olds) a series of math, English, and logic classes designed to augment the courses offered by the local schools.

Orphanage tutoring

Additionally, Abaarso School offers a number of community services that the students perform. These are including orphanage tutoring and rural tutoring.

Other programs

Students also enjoy a host of extracurricular clubs and sports facilities, that include soccer, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, as well as a running track.

The teaching staff comprises highly educated teachers from all over the world, most native English speakers.[3][4] Students benefit from extended access to teachers, receiving extra lessons and tutoring beyond the classroom.

Students at Abaarso School endure a rigorous 34 hour per week schedule mainly focused on mathematics, English, and logical thinking. The curriculum is a hybrid of the British and American systems, but is tailored to bring the students up to speed with their most competitive peers around the world. Other subjects, like Arabic and Islamic studies, also constitute a considerable part of classwork.

Abaarso School of Science and Technology takes the best students from across the country and sometimes outside the country, providing six years of practical and culturally relevant education, taught entirely in English. It is a 6-year boarding school (grades 7-12) for boys and girls, which uses a selective admissions process and a rigorous curriculum, and holds its students to extremely high standards of academics and behavior.[2]

Junior High/High School


  • Junior High/High School 1
  • Other programs 2
    • Orphanage tutoring 2.1
    • Rural tutoring 2.2
  • Campus 3
    • Student life 3.1
    • Sports 3.2
  • Facts 4
  • Abaarso Tech University 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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