Iqra Institute for Higher Education

Iqra Institute for Higher Education
اقرأ للتعليم العالي
Motto in English Baro saad u noolaatid
Established 2008
Endowment $ 21,230
Chancellor Prof Abdurashid Sheikh Salah
Admin. staff 17
Location Badhan, Somalia
Campus Urban and suburban

Iqra Institute for Higher Education is Somali institute for higher education situated in the town of Badhan, in Sanaag (Maakhir) Region of Somalia, the institute was established in 2008 on the basis that providing opportunities for young school leavers in the region of Sanaag focusing on vocational courses and other short courses in Management and languages for its students to reduce poverty and develop very educated individuals who in return will help their community with their struggle against poverty.[1]


Sanaag (Maakhir) region have been subjected to prolonged lack of higher educational entity, possibly as a result of the long and devastating Somali civil war, which have had multiple impacts on the local youth, and devastating effects on their career developments and their dreams of getting sustainable income.[2]

Youths have become destitute in high numbers. Harsh socio-economic conditions and lack of higher education have in turn escalated their poverty and increased of the likelihood of the youths immigrating to other regions on Somalia to seek further education. Yet, the area is huge and lacks any basic community Institutes in any towns and cities.[3]

The institute offers different type courses and vocational skills in its main campus in Badhan and the institute has joined the Union of Somali institutes, a consortium of Somalia's institutes.[4]



  1. ^ Xagee marayaa Machadka Iqra (Somali)
  2. ^ Education in Somalia
  3. ^ UNICEF's assessment on education in Somalia
  4. ^ Iqra joins Union of Somali institutes (Somali)

External links

  • First phase of building Iqra institute, Badhan, Somalia

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