Distance Education in Eritrea: Recent Developments and Future Prospects
International Journal of Education Economics and Development, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 320-337, 2010
Posted: 14 Nov 2010
Date Written: September 1, 2010
Eritrea has been battling with 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 young country in Africa. Distance education (DE) could promote higher education in Eritrea by providing access to large number of people including working people, fighters, women and other adults. This paper therefore examines various issues related to the establishment and development of DE. The paper also focuses on the DE programmes that had been undertaken in Eritrea with the help of University of South Africa and highlights its potential in the country. The paper also delves its significance and role with regards to the education development in Eritrea, the challenges ahead as well as possible suggestions for moving it forward with enhanced effectiveness for the benefit of the nation and incoming generations.
Keywords: Distance education, Eritrea, tertiary education, technological media, UNISA, budgetary resources
JEL Classification: A22, A23, I22, I22
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation