On Thursday, October 31st, 2019, Amoud University Fraternity Celebrated Excellent performance from Amoud College of Health Sciences.

Gracing the event was Mr. Ahmed Muse Murud "Aways", the Director General, Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Higher Studies, Somaliland Government. The ceremony was held at Rays Hotel in Borama at 7.00pm. Prof. Suleiman Ahmed Gulaid, President, Amoud University hosted the event, accompanied by Prof. Ahmed. A. Boqore, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Amoud University, Prof. Mohamed M. Jama "Derie", Vice President for Public Relations, Outreach and non-Curricular acivities, Amoud University, together with Dr. Said Ahmed Walhad, Principal, College of Health Sciences (ACHS), Amoud University, who was the man of the moment in as far as the success story of the college is concerned. Alongside Dr. Walhad, from ACHS there was Mr. Ahmed Idiris, Deputy Principal, ACHS, Dr. Ismail M. Aaye, Dean School of Medicine, Dr. Mohamed Dawood, Dean, School of Laboratory Sciences, Mr. Abdirashid Dahir Aye, Dean School of Pharmacy, Dr. Abdisalam Jama Gahayr, Dean School of Public Health and Nutrition, Dr. Fatuma H. Abubakar, Dean School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Other top management staff in attendance included Suleiman Hassan Ali, Chief Registrar, Hamud Barkhadle, Director, Administration and Finance Office, AU, Abdirashid Jama, Deputy Director, Administration and Finance Office, Dr. Mohamed Ali Nageeye, Dean, Faculty of Sharia & Law, AU, AU, Abubokor Said Ali, Dean, Faculty of Business & Public Administration, AU, Edwin O. Okech, Dean, Faculty of Computing & ICT, AU, Mohamed Abdi Osman, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture & Environment, AU, Abdirizak Mahamud Osman, Dean, Faculty of Economics & Political Science, AU, Eng. Abdikarim Idiris Nour, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AU, Abdirahman Ahmed Muhumed, Dean, Faculty of Education, AU, Haaruun Ismail Warsame, Dean Freshman Department, Bishar Elmi Yey, Director, Quality Assurance and Maintenance of Standards, AU, and Yurub A. Muumin, Dean, Gender Affairs, AU.

Dr. Said Ahmed Walhad, Principal, Amoud College of Health Sciences (ACHS), during the celbration of excellence in performance of ACHS as Number Ranking Medical School in Somaliland, at Rays Hotel Borama, Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Dr. Said Ahmed Walhad, Principal, Amoud College of Health Sciences (ACHS), during the celebration of excellence in performance of ACHS as Number Ranking Medical School in Somaliland, at Rays Hotel Borama, Thursday, October 31st, 2019

In his opening speech Dr. Walhad appreciated the gesture by Prof. Suleiman to hold a celebratory event in honor of the excellent achievement made by the College of Health Sciences. He thanked all deans of various Schools of the College of Health Sciences of whom most of have been with ACHS since inception of their various schools and had initially to sacrifice lucrative positions elsewhere in Canada, London United Kingdom, and Middle East to come and set camp in Amoud University 10 years or more ago when they did not know whether such sacrifice would pay dividends or not. He appreciated their selflessness, dedication and work ethic together with their various teams and noted that without their input, ACHS would not have made those strides to emerge top of the table in Somaliland as a whole. In addition, Dr. Walhad acknowledged the impact of ACHS in the lives of Somali people from all over horn of Africa region having produced medial experts who are now serving or are going to serve in future in such areas as Somaliland, Somalia and beyond. Everywhere, he said, there are graduates of Amoud University doing what they know how to do best and that is being good medical practitioners.

Dr. Walhad praised the partner institutions especially Kings College London who have helped establish Masters degree in Family Medicine, a programme that has further enhanced the profile of ACHS together with Amoud School of Postgraduate Studies and Research which introduced Master of Public Health and Nutrition that have also further added profile to the graduates of ACHS as they give options for upward progression. He emphasized that ACHS focuses on producing experts with the right Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP). Lastly Dr. Walhad highlighted the importance of ACHS team and urged all members of staff to continue doing their best even in their quest to leave a lasting impact on the local community as they have done before through Community Outreach. He said he is very proud of his students at ACHS who voluntarily donate out of their own pockets a small sum of money to dedicate to the local community, this amount being subsidized by Amoud University and then used in purchase of medical supplies to the visited areas, a fact that has made ACHS to touch the lives of almost every member of the community in Somaliland.

Prof. Mohamed M. Jama
Prof. Mohamed M. Jama "Derie", Vice President for Public Relations, Community Outreach and overall in charge of Extra Curricular activities, during the celebration of excellence in performance of ACHS as Number 1 Ranking Medical School in Somaliland, at Rays Hotel Borama, Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Prof. Mohamed M. Jama "Derie" in his speech congratulated Dr. Walhad and his team at ACHS. He added that he is very confident that Amoud University is not only number one university in Somaliland in medical field alone but also in all other fields including Computing and Information Technology, Education, Agriculture and Environment, Engineering, Business and Public Administration, Economics and Political Science, Shari and Law and that if any fair assessment were to be conducted, he is sure Amoud University would still carry the day. On this note, he urged all other deans of faculties to refocus their energies and rededicate their efforts in improving further their various academic units and emulate the success of their counterparts in ACHS.

Prof. Ahmed A. Boqore, Vice President, Administraion and Finance, during the celebration of excellence in performance of ACHS as Number 1 Ranking Medical School in Somaliland, at Rays Hotel Borama, Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Prof. Ahmed A. Boqore, Vice President, Administration and Finance, during the celebration of excellence in performance of ACHS as Number 1 Ranking Medical School in Somaliland, at Rays Hotel Borama, Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Prof. Ahmed A. Boqore also congratulated ACHS for their brilliant work and expressed his confidence that other faculties at Amoud University are also just as well excellent performers and agreed with Prof. Derie that Amoud is definitely on the right path to success all round.

Dr. Fatuma H. Abubakar, Dean School of Nursing and Midwifery, ACHS, during the celbration of excellence in performance of ACHS as Number 1 Ranking Medical School in Somaliland, at Rays Hotel Borama, Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Dr. Fatuma H. Abubakar, Dean School of Nursing and Midwifery, ACHS, during the celebration of excellence in performance of ACHS as Number 1 Ranking Medical School in Somaliland, at Rays Hotel Borama, Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Dr. Fatuma who spoke for and on behalf of all deans at ACHS narrated their path to success as having focused on resource mobilization, thorough training of students, thereby enabling them to come out as excellent medical professionals. She added that this includes activities done by students in the field touching in human lives such as voluntary medical camps, with real pepple in the villages benefiting as students with their supervisors closely monitoring also mutually benefiting through such trainings. Dr. Fatuma said that she's so glad that finally the good work done by ACHS has been recognized by the visiting team which comprised not only local experts but also international experts in medical field thereby authenticating the generally known fact about Amoud CHS being the best medical college in Somaliland and the region. On behalf of all deans at ACHS she gave much thanks to the university management led by Prof. Suleiman for all support offered to ACHS and also for organizing the event, and further to her team for performing an awesome job that is now recognized by everyone for all it's outstanding results.

Prof. Suleiman A. Gulaid, President, Amoud University, during the celebration of excellence in performance of ACHS as Number 1 Ranking Medical School in Somaliland, at Rays Hotel Borama, Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Prof. Suleiman A. Gulaid, President, Amoud University, during the celebration of excellence in performance of ACHS as Number 1 Ranking Medical School in Somaliland, at Rays Hotel Borama, Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Prof. Suleiman started his speech by thanking Mr. Ahmed Murud DG, Somaliland Ministry of Education and Higher Studies for finding some time out of his very busy schedule so as to join Amoud fraternity in recognizing the good work done by ACHS and celebrating the big achievement of being Position 1 medical institution in the whole of Somaliland. He said that he was very much elated with the news and that this certainly conforms Amoud University's rightful place in Academic sphere of Somaliland as not only the oldest and most prestigious university in Somaliland but also a centre for excellence in education and scholarship in the horn of Africa. The president emphasized that this is no mean feat considering the level of assessment and calibre of international experts who were involved in the evaluation process thereby ensuring no bias in analysis of all parameters set during their assessment of every institution. The president also took time to congratulate other institutions that performed well such as University of Hargeisa, University of Burco and Edna Adan University and for posting good results in the same assessment. Furthermore he urged Dr. Walhad and his team to work even harder and smarter because "as he famously says, "Whatever way you are doing things, there is always a better way of doing things", and therefore all must continue to strive for perfection, always.

In conclusion, he expressed concern on the very low performance of most other institutions offering medical courses in Somaliland. He decried lack of accountability of such institutions and emphasized that the concerned parties must as a matter of urgency step in and ensure that institutions authorized or accredited to offer such courses must as a matter of necessity follow and maintain the bare minimum benchmark requirements as per set international standards. He urged relevant bodies to take action on mediocre institutions that may bring disrepute to the honorable field of education or teaching in higher level institutions before they impact negatively on future of the aspiring graduates and Somaliland.

Ahmed M. Murud
Ahmed M. Murud "Aways", DG. Somaliland Ministry of Education and Higher Studies, during the celebration of excellence in performance of ACHS as Number 1 Ranking Medical School in Somaliland, at Rays Hotel Borama, Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Mr. Ahmed Murud issued closing remarks for the event. In his closing speech, he reminisced the advent of medical schools in Somaliland and specifically ACHS from the humble beginnings and said he appreciates how far the institutio has come despite any odds that were on the way. He then gave a brief history and background of plans that are currently being put in place to ensure quality of courses offered by all institutions to the very least are meeting the set minimum standards. He revealed that the ministry of Education and Higher Studies in collaboration with other relevant government bodies are working on establishing a model curriculum to ensure uniformity and standardization. He was also in agreement with Prof. Suleiman that the top four universities namely Amoud University, University of Hargeisa, University of Burao and Edna Adan University have made tremendous strides in ensuring good training of medical experts and congratulated them for a job well done. He also divulged that as a ministry, they are going to follow up on the recommendations of the evaluation team and ensure compliance as much as possible and take appropriate actions where necessary to ensure only the best quality of education is offered to Somaliland students. He closed by saying a big congratulations to ACHS staff, students and the entire Amoud fraternity for a job very well done.

 

 

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Revival of medical education has started in Somaliland for the last two decades to fill the gap in the health working force with rapid expansion of medical schools. To ensure the quality of medical graduates and the quality of health care to the Somaliland communities in the various regions of the country the republic of Somaliland through the ministries responsibilities for education and health directed a special assessment of the medical schools in the country.

A task force was set up to conduct the assessment with support of external consultants. The assessment was conducted between 27th September to 24th October based on guidelines developed with reference to WFME standards. The Somaliland medical schools were ranked using the scores from the Somaliland medical standards tool. Amoud University medical School was ranked as the first medical school followed by Hargeisa University medical School then by Edna University Medical School and Burco University Medical School at fourth position. It is another milestone for Amoud University.

This outstanding success was based upon the creativity, boldness of vision, commitment and clarity of thought of its management, teaching and administration staff with great support and relentless dedication from Amoud University Management team headed by Prof.Suleiman .A. Guuleid. The inspirational commitment, dedication of the teaching, administration staff and students has enabled Amoud University Medical School to reach this wonderful success which is a positive foundation for the good health care for the Somaliland people.

Congratulations to all those who contributed to this noble success which has restored a great measure of hope and pride among the Somaliland communities and provided much
needed confidence after years of helplessness
and desperation ‘‘ONLY ALLAH WILL reward”.

 

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Assessment Team in Clinical Skill Lab

Assessment Team in Amoud Home Care Center
Educational Development Center- EDC
Community Service Activities
A section of Final Year Students in Comprehensive Exam
OSCE Exam 2010-2011
OSCE Exam 2018/2019
OSCE Exam 2018/2019
Students in Clinical Rotation at Borama Regional Hospital 
Practical Session in the Pharmacy Skill Lab
ACHS Management Meeting
Health Profession Education by King's College- London

On, Monday 14th, Oct 2019, School of Nursing and Midwifery will provide health services for Dilla District community.

 

On Thursday, September 26th, 2019, Amoud College of Health Sciences – ACHS, Hold a Graduation Ceremony for Family Medicine Residency Programme, at Rays Hotel, The Ceremony was Attended by , Dr. Mohamed M. Jibril, Amoud University, Vice President,AA, Dr.Saed A.Walhad, Principal of Amoud College of Health Sciences-ACHS, other distinguished guests, family and friends.

At the beginning of the Ceremony Dr. Saed A. Walhad Principal of ACHS, expressed his great thanks for the graduated students and he wishes all the best for them in their journey to help the community, also he expressed his appreciation to Hope Organization on their remarkable Support for the Family Medicine Residency Programme Since it was Started in 2013.

Dr.Saed A.Walhad, Principal of ACHS

 

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