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YK High School for Science & Technology



Students may apply between June 1st and June 15 every year. Requirements include:

  • Successful completion of 8th grade.
  • Passing the YKHSS&T Entrance Examination.
  • Be between the age of 13 & 15.
  • Can meet all the other requirements of education including living expenses, uniforms, books, and other educational expenses.

Limited, Conditional Employment for CU students:

As part of its Social Responsibility, City University has decided to provide Full scholarships for up to 100 young Somalis students the opportunity to receive high quality secondary education at the Yusuf Al-Kawnayn High School for Science & Technology (YKHSS&T). These students study Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Islamic Studies, Arabic, Somali and Information Technology. Emphasis is placed in the practical use and mastery of Information Technology tools by graduation time. Students will be prepared to join universities around the globe as well as major in any field they choose.

The required courses for College Preparatory High School Diplomas at the YKHSS&T is set by the Board of Directors of the YKHSS&T in Consultation with the Somali Federal Government Ministry of Education. The courses indicated below provide Information Technology training at the secondary level of education. Graduates can choose to go directly to work in the IT Field or continue their education by attending a degree program.

The YKHSS&T runs between September and June, weekly classes are held Saturday through Wednesday with 6 periods per day between Saturday and Wednesday and each period will be 45 Minutes long. Classes will start at 8:00 AM and will end at 12:00 PM. Thursday will be for special programs. School will be closed during the Summer which is between the last week of June and the first week of September.

To graduate from the College Preparatory high school program for Science and Technology, students must complete at a minimum, 26 units of credit in the following subjects:

YKHSS&T Curriculum

To graduate from the College Preparatory Maritime high school program, students must complete at a minimum, 26 units of credit in the following subjects:

Units of Credits Subject: ​

  • 4 Mathematics (from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics)
  • 4 English
  • 3 Physical Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)
  • 4 Maritime Studies, Skills & Career Preparation
  • 4 Social Science (Economics, History, Geography – World & Somalia)
  • 2 Foreign Language
  • 2 Technology
  • 2 Physical Education
  • 1 Somali Language

Grade 9:
English 9, Algebra I, World History, Biology, Physical Education I, Technology I, Introduction to General Maritime Studies

Grade 10:
English 10, Geometry, Foreign Language I, Geography, Chemistry, Physical Education II, Introduction to Computer Network,

Grade 11:
English 11, Trigonometry/ Algebra II, Foreign Language II, Technology II, Practical IT Skills,

Grade 12:
English 12, Introduction to Economics, Pre-Calculus, Physics, IT Skills,

​High School Courses List:​


  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11 (Speaking & Composition)
  • English 12 (Creative Writing)


  • Algebra & Geometry
  • Algebra 2 with Trigonometry
  • Functions/Probability/Trigonometry


  • Biology;
  • Physics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Environmental Sciences; &
    Anatomy and Physiology.

​Social Studies:

  • World History
  • World Geography
  • Modern Somali History/
  • Constitution & Government
  • Introduction to Economics


  • English Language
  • Somali Language & Literature
  • Arabic Language​

Health & Physical Education:

  • PE I – Exercise & Swimming
  • Health Education & Boating

Information Technology

  • Keyboarding & Computing Basics
  • Productivity Software,
  • Internet & Social Media
  • Web Development,
  • Networking Basics,
  • Programming Basics,

Islamic Studies

  • Islamic studies I
  • Islamic Studies II

Electives (Choose One)

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Meteorology;
  • Programming;
  • Greenhouse Tech.;
  • Entrepreneurship;
  • Web Design II;
  • Driving;

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