Eritrean Education - Retrospect and Prospect

Journal of Humanities and Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.1-12, 2005

8 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2008

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Ravinder Rena

Papua New Guinea University of Technology; Polytechnic of Namibia; University of the Western Cape; North-West University; Papua New Guinea University of Technology

Date Written: December 25, 2005

Abstract

Education has long been recognized as a central element in economics development. In Eritrea, Church education played a significant role in transmitting church literature from generation to generation. Quranic schools also played a similar role in the Muslim communities of the Eritrean Society. Since Independence, education is well organized in the country. Eritrea has invested heavily in education and has embarked on a wide-ranging program. The World Bank, Eritrea has also made substantial investment in a plan intended to quickly raise the country's skill levels. The guiding purpose of the research on which this article is based, is to explore the educational history of Eritrea at different periods. It covers the Eritrean education system during the Italian Rule, British Rule, and Ethiopian Rule. It also provides educational development of Eritrea after independence. The methodology used in this paper is essentially a descriptive analysis of data obtained from the secondary sources.

Keywords: Education, Eritrea, economic development, economic growth, educational history

JEL Classification: A2, B3, I22

Suggested Citation

Rena, Ravinder, Eritrean Education - Retrospect and Prospect (December 25, 2005). Journal of Humanities and Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.1-12, 2005 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1288508

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