Pharo Secondary School, Sheikh

Welcome Note

On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to welcome you to Pharo Sheikh Secondary School. This school is a pillar in Somaliland’s educational history. For over half a century the school has been educating future Presidents, Ministers, Director Generals, and heads of Industry.

We are honoured and privileged to be a part of an educational institution that strives to provide learners with versatile opportunities to learn and discover. Whether it is through focussing on academics, student leadership, extra-curricular activities or volunteering, we strive to make each student get the most out of their school experience while they are attending Pharo Sheikh Secondary School. We believe the young people of Somaliland deserve an in-depth and sound education to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow. We strive to create a secure and caring environment in which our students can experience success and achieve their full potential within a broad and balanced curriculum. The aim is to prepare these young people to become respectful, contributing members of the communities in which they live. We are extremely proud and happy that our students are able to get scholarships and acceptances into international universities in Canada, the US, Malaysia, Uganda, etc.

Pharo Sheikh Secondary School provides a welcoming environment which fosters the educational and social growth of each student. We invite you to visit the school to see all the wonderful things that are happening at the Pharo Sheikh Secondary School!


Mohamed Osman



Located in the town of Sheikh in the Sahil Region of Somaliland, Sheikh Secondary school is a renowned boarding school that was established in British Somaliland in 1958. The school has always been one of the top schools in the country. Many of the prominent northern Somali politicians and other key officials are graduates of this school. The school closed for a number of years and later reopened in 2003. In September 2019, The Pharo Foundation steered operations of the school and funded it. The Sheikh Secondary School is considered on of the best educational facility in Somaliland.