Education and Youth in Post-Independent Eritrea - An Analytical Study
Prof. Ravinder Rena
University of the Western Cape; Polytechnic of Namibia; Papua New Guinea University of Technology
December 25, 2006
African Symposium, Vol. 6, Nos. 3 & 4, pp. 85-94, September/December 2006
The efficiency of any education and training system is often judged by how well this system prepares the youth for gainful employment and thus bring a positive social and economic change. The students in Eritrea need to acquire appropriate knowledge and skills as part of their education and training. The paper mainly deals with the areas of education and economic development, education and youth. In addition, it also highlights some of the problems and challenges of education in post-independent Eritrea. The methodology used in this paper is essentially a descriptive analysis of data obtained from secondary sources, mainly government and Ministry of Education documents, survey reports, research articles, books and other published, and unpublished, materials on Eritrea.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Education, Youth, Eritrea, Social change and Development, Human capital
JEL Classification: A23, E2, I21, I22, I23, I28working papers series
Date posted: October 27, 2008 ; Last revised: January 6, 2009
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