The Iftin Foundation has presented a study of the students who graduated from the country’s universities in 2021, which is the sixth time that the organization has conducted it across the country. This study, which was carried out by the Iftin Foundation last year, was attended by 57 universities located in 12 cities in the country, namely: Mogadishu, Kismayo, Bosaso, Galkayo, Adado, Lascaanood, Guriceel, Baladweyn, Jowhar, Baidoa, Marka and Afgoye. A total of 20,250 students who graduated from the country’s universities in 2020, while the number of female was 7,812, which is 38.58% of the total. While the number of male was 12,438 which is 61.42% of the total. This survey also shows the total number of colleges/faculties which students graduated from, which is 27 faculties. The data shows that the four faculties that produced the most students are:-
- Business Administration (Accounting, Human Resources, Banking & Finance) with a total of 3,472 students, 17.15%;
- Nursing & Midwifery with 2,658 students out of total 13.13%
- Public Administration from 2,331 students, which is 11.51% of the total.
- Computer Science (IT & BIT) out of 2,246 students out of total 11.09%.
While the four faculties that produced the least number of students were:-
- Journalism, Media and Mass Communication from only 5 students out of a total of 0.02%.
- Human Rights, from 8 students out of a total of 0.04%
- Dental Medicine (Dentistry) with 19 students out of a total of 0.09%;
- Criminology & Security Study from 38 students out of a total of 0.19%.
The survey also indicated the number of female and male in each Faculties to find out where they differ. It turned out that most of the female graduated from the four faculties which most female graduate from are:-
- Nursing & Midwifery (2,167 female)
- Business Administration (1,037 female)
- Public Health (969 female)
- Medical Laboratory (751 female)
While most of the male graduated from the four faculties namely:-
- Business Administration (2,435 male)
- Computer Science & IT (1,867 male)
- Public Administration (1,624 male)
- Medical Laboratory (998 male)
It is also mentioned in this report how the cities of the country had the highest number of students who graduated from universities. The city of Mogadishu has become the city where the largest number of graduates have graduated, and the universities in Mogadishu have produced 16,747 students, equivalent to 82.70%, followed by the city of Bosaso, which has produced 2,038, equivalent to 10.06%, while The smallest city that produced the least number of students was the city of Marka, where 15 students graduated, corresponding to only 0.07%. The chairman of the Iftin Foundation, Abdullahi Mohamed Hassan ‘Black’, who spoke at the scene, said that the aim of this study is to find out the number of students who graduate from universities in the country, the knowledge they have learned, the areas they live in, the number of male and the female. This information also makes it easier to find out how the job opportunities in the country match with the number of graduates who are looking for a job.