Educational Breakthrough in Eritrea: Some Expectations and Outcomes
Prof. Ravinder Rena
University of the Western Cape; Polytechnic of Namibia; Papua New Guinea University of Technology
November 5, 2007
Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-12, November 2007
The ongoing national reconstruction process of Eritrea is centered on the educational reformation. The Government of Eritrea has developed educational policy on top priority of national development which demands the emergence of new class of trained youth blended with disciplined mind with skill instead of raw graduation. In this line, it laid down new policies and curricula suit to the immediate national scenario. It had installed about eight colleges at tertiary level within a short span of time to build manpower resource required for present and future. This article analyses the strengths and weakness of the policies, planning and the infrastructure requirements to meet the intended goal. The outcome of the educational reformation is expected to have a profound effect on the development of the Nation. Hence, it becomes curious watch for the educational reformists around the globe.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Education Policy, Eritrea, Human Capital, Economic Development, Gender Inequality
JEL Classification: A23, I21, I22, I28working papers series
Date posted: November 2, 2008 ; Last revised: January 6, 2009
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