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Maakhir University

Maakhir University
جامعة ماخر
Motto in English Education is a key to success
Established 2009
Endowment $37,925
Chancellor Zakaria Haji Said
Admin. staff 17
Location Badhan, Somalia
Campus Urban and suburban
Website .netmaakhiruniversity

Maakhir University (Somali: Jaamacada Maakhir, Arabic: جامعة ماخر‎) is a university in the northern Sanaag (Maakhir) region of Somalia.


  • Overview 1
  • Faculties and centres 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Situated in Badhan, the college was established in 2009 with the purpose of providing affordable higher education to residents of the province and elsewhere in the nation. According to the institution's website, Maakhir University offers undergraduate degrees with the ultimate goal of contributing to the development of Somali society.

The Sanaag/Maakhir diaspora community has been the university's main sponsor since the outbreak of Somalia's civil war in the early 1990s.[1] Members purchased equipment from abroad, which they then sent to the institution. The latter contributions include vehicles and office equipment. Expatriates from the region have also contributed to the construction of a new university campus, a project that has been in the works for the last couple of years.[2]

Additionally, through its representative to Kuwait, Faisal Hawar, the Puntland government signed an agreement in Dubai with a Kuwaiti company for the development of facilities at Maakhir University as well as the Garowe International Airport. The deal was valued at $10 million USD and was financed by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED).[3]

Faculties and centres

Maakhir University has five faculties:

  1. Faculty of Education
  2. Faculty of Social Science
  3. Faculty of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship
  4. Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology
  5. Faculty of Environmental and Natural Resources


  1. ^ Jaaliyada Reer Maakhir ee Imaraadka Oo ugu Deeqay Gaadhi Maakhir University
  2. ^ Maakhir University; a Guiding Light in a Maze of Darkness
  3. ^ "Somalia: Kuwaiti Company to construct Airport, University in Puntland". Garowe Online. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 


  • Maakhir University - About MU

External links

  • Maakhir University graduates
  • Diaspora donating vehicles to Maakhir University
  • Birth of Maakhir University and the role of Diaspora Community

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