Sheikh District Conflict and Security Assessment Report - 2015
Sheikh is a C-grade District in the Sahil region of Somaliland. It existed before the British Colony in the 19th century, making it one of the oldest urbanised areas in Somaliland. This small town is emblematic of formal education in Somaliland. The first primary school, a renowned boarding school, was established in the district under British Military Administration in 1945. Leaders such as the late Abdirahman Tur, the first president of Somaliland, the late Mohamed Haji- Ibrahim Egal, the second president of Somaliland and Dr. Ali Qadi graduated from this school. In 1959, the British Colony also established the first secondary school in Somaliland in this district. Leaders including Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud ‘Silanyo’, the current president of Somaliland, Saleebaan Maxamuud Aadan, the Chairman of the Somaliland Guurti, and Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi, the chairman of the Somaliland Parliament, studied in the Sheikh Secondary School.