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Bosaso College

Bosaso College
Established 2006
Type Private
President Abdirahman Farah Ali[1]
Location Bosaso, Puntland, Somalia
Campus Urban
Colors Blue, Orange and White               

Bosaso College (BC) is a private university in Bosaso, the commercial capital of the autonomous Puntland region in northeastern Somalia. It is one of the newest colleges in the territory.


  • Overview 1
  • Mission 2
  • Academics 3
    • Undergraduate 3.1
    • English language study 3.2
    • Distance learning 3.3
    • Certificate courses 3.4
  • Admission 4
  • Language 5
  • Academic year 6
  • Campus 7
  • Research and development 8
  • Notes 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


Bosaso College has its origins in the Bosaso College of Training and Computer (BCTC), a local vocational training college established in 2006 by a group of Somali intellectuals and educators in


External links

  • Bosaso College


  1. ^ a b Bosaso College of Training and Computer (BCTC) Bosaso-Puntland Somalia
  2. ^ a b c d Bosaso College - About
  3. ^ a b c d e f Bosaso College - General Information
  4. ^ Bosaso College - Programs
  5. ^ Bosaso College - Undergraduate Study
  6. ^ Bosaso College - English Language Study
  7. ^ a b c Bosaso College - Distance Learning
  8. ^ Bosaso College - Certificate Courses
  9. ^ a b c d Bosaso College - Admission
  10. ^ Names of the universities and colleges in Somalia
  11. ^ Bosaso College - Research and Development


A technical college, BC actively engages in research and development activities alongside regularly teaching.[11]

Research and development

The university's hall is also available for hire for seminars and conferences.[3]

In addition, BC has a modern computer lab equipped with up-to-date teaching technology.[3]

Bosaso College's campus is located in Bosaso city,[10] with seven lecture rooms. Library facilities are also available to pupils and instructors alike for additional research.[3]


Applications are to be submitted in January/February and July/August, as admissions are carried out twice a year, in August and February.[9]

The academic year at the university lasts from September 1st to May 30th.[9]

Academic year

The official language of instruction at Bosaso College is English, including exams. However, in special circumstances where required, Somali may also be employed.[9]


  • They must have a secondary school diploma with a passing grade of at least 70%.
  • They must have obtained a good conduct certificate.
  • They must have passed the college's individual interview and admission test.

All students in Somalia are eligible to apply for entrance into Bosaso College. However, prospective students must meet the following pre-requisites:[9]


The university offers certificate courses in business management, marketing management, purchasing and supplies management, accounting and bookkeeping, office management and secretarial studies, small business management, and English language and communication skills.[8]

Certificate courses

Bosaso College is also the sole agent of the Madrid-based Bircham International University in the wider Eastern Africa region.[7]

Partnered with Bircham International University and Cambridge International College, BC offers its distance learning pupils diplomas, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and Ph.D. in various subjects.[7]

Bosaso College's distance learning program provides students the opportunity and means to study at home through the use of interactive materials such as the internet, video, CDs and tapes.[7]

Distance learning

The English language study course aims to guide students toward proficiency in English speaking, grammar, listening, reading, writing and critical thinking.[6]

English language study

The undergraduate program offers courses in community development, business and media, computer science, and English. The community development course is unique to Bosaso College and trains students in project management and prepares them to undertake sustainable development projects.[5]


Bosaso College provides undergraduate and graduate degrees to its students. It also offers English language, distance learning and corporate training programs. In addition, the college offers certificate courses in business, English and information technology.[4]


In addition, the university attempts to instill in its graduates leadership qualities such as self-reliance and ethical conduct.[2]

Bosaso College aims to prepare its students for post-graduate life by providing them with the skills and knowledge required in the competitive job market. It also hopes to improve their ability to access paid employment opportunities.[2]


The College has a student body of more than 400 students, a number said to have risen three-fold by the 2008/2009 school year. 15 professors and tutors from the Somali community and other countries currently make up the university's teaching staff.[3]


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