Somaliland Seeks to Revolutionize Civic Education, Draws Inspiration from Ghana’s Model

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Somaliland delegation on their quest to absorb and replicate Ghana’s success in civic education. Explore the key lessons learned and the vision for a more informed and engaged democratic society.

Imagine a world where every citizen not only understands their rights and responsibilities but also actively participates in the democratic process. This vision drives a significant delegation from Somaliland, halfway across the continent, to the vibrant streets of Accra, Ghana.

Their mission? To absorb and replicate Ghana’s triumph in civic education, a cornerstone for sustaining democracy. Led by figures such as Mr. Abdirisak Yusuf Jama and Mr. Mohamed Lali Cuman, this journey is more than an educational tour; it’s a quest for democratic empowerment.

The heart of their exploration beats within the walls of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in Ghana. Under the guidance of Ms. Kathleen Addy, the Chairperson of NCCE, the delegation delved into the essence of civic education.

Ghana’s success story in fostering an informed citizenry is not just inspiring but a beacon for nations like Somaliland, yearning to cultivate a similar culture of informed participation. Ms. Addy’s assurance of support to the Somaliland delegation marks the beginning of a hopeful journey towards building a robust civic education system back home.

Blueprints for a Democratic Future

The delegation’s itinerary extended beyond the NCCE. Meetings with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs underscored the holistic approach required to embed civic education deeply into the fabric of society.

The advice was clear and consistent: securing technical assistance and governmental support is paramount. This underscores a crucial lesson for Somaliland; the sustainability of civic education hinges not just on curricula but on a wider ecosystem of support and commitment.