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“African Solutions for African Challenges and Development: Education in Africa” by the Hon. Miyir Ali Suleiman, Ombudsman of the Republic of Djibouti



The Hon. Miyir Ali Suleiman

Ombudsman of the Republic of Djibouti


Miyir Ali Suleiman began his professional career when he was elected to the National Assembly in 1997. He was re-elected in 2003 and became the twelfth candidate of the Union for Presidential Majority (UMP) in Djibouti. In 2004 he was appointed to the Pan-African Parliament and later he served as President for the Legislation and General Administration Commission.  He was re-elected to the National Assembly in 2008 and was once again the twelfth candidate on the UMP’s candidate list for the Djibouti Region.

Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the African Union

“African Solutions for African Challenges and Development: Education in Africa”
(Berlin; June 26th – 28th, 2013)

He clarified that “if children can read and write and be interested in learning, their parents are more likely to support the education of their children into the future. This will ultimately lead to improvements in productivity within the Djibouti economy”. Hence he explained “without new generations having access to good quality education development cannot be realized”. Moreover, within the lecture, that a “brain drain effect is recently being seen within Djibouti. This is negative because teachers within Djibouti are well trained and are of good quality, however many are moving abroad to seek higher wages, causing these high standard of teachers to leave the Djibouti education system.”


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