Nimo Ahmed Ismail, 4th year student at Abaarso School of Science and Technology, just received her acceptance letter to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. In the acceptance letter, Oberlin noted that Nimo’s “intellectual curiosity, social conscience, and personality made her stand out as a particularly impressive and well-rounded student-citizen.” Oberlin’s tuition, housing, food, student activities, and health insurance, normally costs a student $60,000 per year for a total of $240,000 over the 4 years needed to graduate. Nimo will be getting all of this for free.
In its most recent rankings, US News and World Report ranked Oberlin the 26th best National Liberal Arts College in America. Oberlin was established in 1833 and its famed history includes being the 1st American university to integrate black and white students, as well as the 1st American college to teach male and female students.
Jonathan Starr, Abaarso’s Headmaster and Managing Director, said, “Nimo’s acceptance and $240,000 scholarship to Oberlin is a great success for Nimo, her family, her school, and her society. Without Nimo’s hard work and that of Abaarso’s current and former staff, this would not be possible. Nimo is a wonderful person who continues to make us all proud.”
In addition to Nimo, Abaarso has high hopes for a number of its other students being admitted to strong international universities and provided with scholarships.
TO : Managing Director,
Abaarso School of Science and Technology,
Sub.: A Letter of appreciation
The Ministry of Education is writing this letter as a sign of appreciation for the good news of Ms. Nimo M. Ismail for her hard and diligent work to receive full scholarship to Oberlin College, USA. This is an indicator that Abaarso School of Science and Technology is really competitive in educating Somaliland youngsters and at the same time, the knowledge offered here is accepted by International universities.
May I take this opportunity to express my thanks to the Oberlin College and Abaarso-Tech. In this regard, I would welcome if more similar scholarships are offered to the girls in Somaliland in the future.
Zamzam Abdi Adan
Minister of Education & Higher Studies