Influence of language policy and the role on certificate of public secondary school performance in Hargeisa Somaliland
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of language policy and the role on certificate of public secondary school performance in Ahmed Dhagah District, Hargeisa Somaliland. Five research questions were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted in this study. The sample for the study was 20 teachers, and 259 students total of 279 for all of the respondents for only form four students in four secondary schools in Ahmed Dhagah District. While the aim of the study was to find out language policy influence and the role of English language in public secondary schools in Hargeisa Somaliland and the methodology was both qualitative and Quantative methods Data were collected by use of questionnaires and was analyzed by use of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Findings shows that majority 17(80.0%) of the teachers were male while 3(15.0%) of the teachers were female. The data shows that there was no gender Distribution in school teachers in the district of Ahmed Dhagah as shown on table 4.1 consequently report, Table 4.3 shows that majority 15(75.0%) of the teachers had degree qualification, 5(25.0%) of teachers had Diploma while none (0.0%) of teachers had Master’s degree qualification. Table 4.4 shows that majority 10(50.0%) of the teachers were strongly disagreed which means never applied language policy while 8(40.0%) of the teachers stated that they disagreed which means did not applied language policy. While the rest of the teachers which was Table 4.9 shows that majority 122(47.1%) of the students were strongly agreed while 88(34.0%) of the students stated that they have agreed, while 47(18.1) of them voted I am not sure, eventually 2(0.8) of the student respondents stated that they are disagreed, however; more than 81% of the students stated that there is positive correlation between the language policy implementation and the role of English in the secondary schools so that development of language policy is needed with proper implementation in order to improve the level of English of secondary students in secondary school students in the district of Ahmed Dhagah as shown on Table 4.5. A study undertaken to investigate other intervening factors outside the school and which have an effect on the quality of education in public secondary schools should be conducted. A study should be undertaken to establish challenges encountered in achieving and maintaining education quality in public secondary schools should be conducted. A study should be undertaken to determine role of English, teachers should be trained education quality in public secondary schools should be conducted and lastly a study should be undertaken to establish contribution of teacher training and competence on quality education in public secondary schools especially strengthening of four skills of learning language like speaking, reading, writing and understanding should be conducted.