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Explorer of the Day: Aminah Hopes to Impact Change in Somalia

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KIU, Main Campus – Aminah Abdullahi Abdi is a student at Kampala International University (KIU). She hails from Somalia and is pursuing a Masters in Human Rights.

Aminah, who joined the University in 2018, says she’s privileged to be among those students pursuing their career at Uganda’s leading private University. According to her, the academic documents issued by KIU are some of the most recognised records in Somalia.

“Once you have academic documents from KIU, you can easily get a job,” she said. “In Somalia, if you present your academic documents showing that you graduated from KIU, you are easily given a job.”

Aminah had always heard about KIU, from the websites and her friends. When the opportunity to do a master’s degree presented its self, she knew that education at KIU was the best step for career moving forward.

Her first experiences were a little intimidating but she was okay.

“I immediately realised I was not here to play (when I arrived),” she murmured, “Everyone was busy in books and research. I entered the class and greeted a colleague of mine who was very busy and he answered back with less attention. I am glad he eventually became my friend as I understood that he probably had to meet his stringent deadline.”

She hopes to go back home after her studies and impact change in the human rights space of Somalia.


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