60-year-old Ahmadey Saney has become talk of the day on social media in Somalia and across the globe for attending final Somalia secondary school exams. His photos with other students in exam room in Balcad exam centre went viral on Twitter and Facebook with congratulatory messages encouraging him.
Saney is among more than 45000 students sitting for Somali secondary schools examination organized by the ministry of education for the second year in arrow.
Initiative by the Federal Education Ministry is aimed at centralizing national school examinations which has been decentralized by the civil war for the past two decades.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud government has encouraged education through its “go to school” project that enrolled thousands into schools mainly in the major cities like Mogadishu.