About Puntland State University
PSU was established in March 1999 as a tertiary college, Garowe School of Management (GSM) offering six months diploma courses in Management, Accountancy, English and Computer studies.
Sixty female students graduated in June 2000 and were subsequently absorbed into the labor market.
In addition to the diploma course, GSM also offered short vocational training courses, trainings, seminars and workshops. Some of these short courses included the UNOPS- One month training course for Puntland DRDD (Directorate of Reintegration, Demining and Demobilization).
On May 1st 2001, GSM was transformed into Community College under the name Puntland Community College (PCC) to offer a two year diploma course in Office procedures and Accountancy.
Ninety students (50% male and 50% female) were admitted, with sixty-five (31 boys and 34 girls) graduating on 16th September 2003. PCC also continued offering short courses initiated by the GSM. The included the In-service training course to Puntla
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