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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

Abstract:     
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, I28

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Date posted: November 2, 2008 ; Last revised: January 6, 2009

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Rena, Prof. Ravinder, Educational Breakthrough in Eritrea: Some Expectations and Outcomes (November 5, 2007). Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-12, November 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1293503 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1293503

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Ravinder Rena (Contact Author)
University of the Western Cape ( email )
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Economics, Faculty of Economic and Management Scie
Bellville, Western Cape 7535
South Africa
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Polytechnic of Namibia ( email )
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Namibia
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Papua New Guinea University of Technology ( email )
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Lae, Morobe 411
Papua New Guinea
HOME PAGE: http://www.unitech.ac.pg
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