Barwaaqo University strives to create great professional leaders, not simply great students. It prides itself on providing a high quality university education that empowers young Somali women to develop their country.
Barwaaqo is a female-only boarding institution with a 9-month school year that includes roughly 30 hours of class time per week. The goal of Barwaaqo’s School of Education is to prepare graduates to be excellent teachers at the Kindergarten through 6th grade level. In addition to a competent and conceptual grasp of mathematics, the Barwaaqo curriculum also focuses on a complete English education — all classes are conducted in English with additional focus on grammar, writing and reading.
The most important aspect of the Barwaaqo education is developing strong character in graduates, who must view themselves as ethical educators setting an example for their students. Accordingly, curriculum also includes a focus on child and behavioral psychology, youth social work, theories of learning, and health education.