Education in Eritrea: Developmental Challenges
International Journal of Scientific Research in Education, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 41-53, June 2008
12 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2008
Date Written: December 6, 2008
The ongoing national reconstruction process of Eritrea is centered on educational reformation. The government of Eritrea placed educational policy on top priority for national development which demands the emergence of new class of trained youth blended with disciplined minds and skills instead of raw graduation. It had established about eight colleges at tertiary level within a short span of time to build human resource required for the present and future. In line with this, it laid down new policies and curricula suit to the immediate national scenario. This article analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of the educational policies, planning and the infrastructure requirements to meet the intended goal. It explored and analyzed Eritrean educational development and its key challenges. It also provided some useful insights for policy development. The data for the study were mainly collected from the reports of Ministry of Education and other colleges in Eritrea. The outcome of the educational reformation is expected to have a profound effect in the development of the country.
Keywords: Education, Eritrea, Human capital and Economic development, Economic growth, Gender inequality.
JEL Classification: A2, I22, I28
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