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Higher education in Africa: a case of Eritrea.

Rena, Ravinder

Education has long been recognized as a central element in development. The human capital formation is receiving increased attention from policy makers and scholars in different parts of the world particularly in developing countries. Eritrea is a newly born nation in Africa and is striving hard to develop its higher education. An attempt is made in this paper to analyze the educational trends, the strategies and challenges for higher educational development in the country. Furthermore, the paper also delves the development of higher education in the country since independence. The paper provides some implications for policy purposes to develop higher education so as to curb the use of expatriate manpower in different sectors of the economy.

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Document Title: Higher education in Africa: a case of Eritrea.
Journal: Journal of Educational Planning and Administration
Volume: 21
Issue: 2
No. of Pages: 125-140

Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Keywords:Economic Growth, Economic Development, Higher Education and Development, Higher Education, Human Resources, Eritrea, Poverty

File Size:101 KB
Rights:Self archived
Date Added:21 October 2008

Rena, Ravinder (2007) Higher education in Africa: a case of Eritrea.Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, vol.21, no.2(April) pp.125-140