Abdirizak Mahamud Osman, - Dean, Faculty of Economics & Political Science, AU

Faculty of Economics & Political Science

22 November 2018
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Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS)

was established on Nov 4th, 1998, as department of economics in the faculty of Business and Economics but due to growth and extension of the university; FEPS was inaugurated as a separate Faculty of Economic & Political Science on Oct 23rd, 2012.

This Faculty is currently headed by Mr. Abdirizak Mahamud Osman, who is the Dean of the Faculty.

In accordance with the mission of the university the main mission of the faculty to create competent and self- reliant economists & politicians to contribute to the economic and social development of the region as well as the country, thus improving the livelihoods of all peoples in Somaliland and sustainable reducing poverty.    

The faculty currently offers the following programs:-

  1. Bachelor Degree in Economics
  2. Bachelor Degree in Political Science.

Coming Up Programs:-

  1. Bachelor Degree in Urban Management & Development Planning
  2. Bachelor Degree in Global Studies and International Relations

The faculty is committed to extending the boundaries of business, economics trainings and legal education. We aim to achieve this through close relationships with professional associations, other education providers and universities, businesses, employers, local organizations, international organizations and government across-Somaliland and internationally.

Policy Statement

The Faculty embrace and practice good governance. In this regard we shall ensure that all our processes and procedures are marked by efficiency, effectiveness and transparency; we are accountable for our decisions and actions; our decision-making processes are participative and consultative; and our decisions and actions reflect meritocracy and are open and transparent.

Objectives of the Faculty

  • To produce effective and qualitative economists & politicians, competent manpower to ensure job on the bases of the country’s education and training policy by involving the assistance of stakeholders and the community according to the interest of the beneficiaries to enhance the socio economic development of the country.
  • To realize the above vision and mission, certain shared values shall be nurtured. There is great need for economics/politics to be guided by the right values derived from the virtues and moral standards of the society in the region and wider community in the country.
  • To provide research and consultancy services to such bodies and organizations as may need them, that is including but not limited to government offices, not for profit organizations, associations and private businesses.
  • To provide consultancy services to government, industry, the private sector and the community at large.

Criteria for Admission

Applicants with in Somaliland who seek admission to Faculty Economics and Political must pass the General Secondary School Leaving Examination conducted by the Somaliland Ministry of Education; in addition to this they must have a GPA of at least 2.00 in their freshman class here in Amoud University. Applicants outside Somaliland must have a GCSE certificate from a recognized institution, and must have a GPA of not less than 2.00 in their freshman class here in Amoud University.

If there are more applicants than available vacancies, students with the highest grades will be given to the priority.

Graduation Requirements

The credit hour per semester forms the basis of awarding a degree at the university.
In order to be eligible for a degree, a student must earn successfully a minimum of 124 credit hours with an overall GPA {Grade Point Average} of at least 2.00 and 2.5 for his major area.

In addition, he/she must also pass Amoud Comprehensive Exam (ACE) for his major.
That is, he/she must:-

  1. Earn a minimum of GPA: 2.00 (Overall),
  2. Obtain a minimum of GPA: 2.5 (Major Area)
  3. Obtain a Pass Grade (Amoud Comprehensive Examination).

Source (A.U. Rules and Regulations)

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