Distance Education and its Potential for the Red Sea Nation, Eritrea: A Discourse

Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 492-519, November 2007

19 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2008 Last revised: 7 May 2015

Prof. Ravinder Rena

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

Date Written: November 27, 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, a newly independent country in Africa has been facing many challenges particularly in its education sector. It does not have sufficient educational institutions at tertiary level, thus, distance learning which is more cost effective, could be an alternative method of higher education for this country. The distance education programme could promote higher education by providing access to large number of urban people and disadvantaged groups in rural and remote areas including working people, fighters, women and other adults. An attempt has been made in this paper to discuss various issues related to the establishment and development of distance education. It also provides the distance education programmes that so far undertaken in Eritrea and highlights the potential for the distance education in the country.

Keywords: Distance Education, Eritrea, Potential, Ministry of Education, UNISA

JEL Classification: A2, I21, I22

Suggested Citation

Rena, Prof. Ravinder, Distance Education and its Potential for the Red Sea Nation, Eritrea: A Discourse (November 27, 2007). Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 492-519, November 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1290446 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1290446

Ravinder Rena (Contact Author)

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