Challenges in Introducing Distance Education Programme in Eritrea: Some Observations and Implications

Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 191-205, 2007

15 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2008 Last revised: 7 May 2015

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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: January 2, 2007

Abstract

All over the world, distance mode of education is gaining a momentum and becoming more popular than conventional education. It is a system in which schools, universities and other educational agencies offer instruction wholly or partly by mail. Eritrea is a newly independent country in Africa is been facing many challenges particularly in its education sector. It did not have more educational institutions at tertiary level. Thus the distance learning is the best option for this country. An attempt is made in this paper to discuss various problems related to the establishment and development of distance education. It also provides the distance education programmes so far undertaken in the country with concluding remarks.

Keywords: Distance Education, Eritrea, Ministry of Education, Asmara University

JEL Classification: A2, I22, I28

Suggested Citation

Rena, Ravinder, Challenges in Introducing Distance Education Programme in Eritrea: Some Observations and Implications (January 2, 2007). Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 191-205, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1290354 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1290354

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