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Higher Education In Africa – A Case Of Eritrea

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  • Rena, Ravinder

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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 the for the policy purpose to develop higher education so as to curb the use of expatriate manpower in different sectors of the economy.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10580.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Educational Planning and Administration 2.21(2007): pp. 125-140
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10580

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Keywords: Higher Education; Africa; Eritrea; Human capital; economic growth; poverty;

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  1. Psacharopoulos, G., 1990. "Why Educational Policies Can Fail; An Overview Of Selected African Experiences," World Bank - Discussion Papers, World Bank 82, World Bank.
  2. Rena, Ravinder, 2004. "Eritrean Education - Retrospect And Prospect," MPRA Paper 10313, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 19 Dec 2004.
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  1. Rena, Ravinder, 2007. "Higher Education Trends in Eritrea," MPRA Paper 12422, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Sep 2007.
  2. Ghirmai Kefela & Ravinder Rena, 2008. "Human Capital Investment Is a Continuous Proposition: A Study of North East African States," Indus Journal of Management & Social Science (IJMSS), Department of Business Administration, vol. 2(1), pages 50-65, June.
  3. Aziz, Babar & Khan, Tasneem & Aziz, Shumaila, 2008. "Impact of Higher Education on Economic Growth of Pakistan," MPRA Paper 22912, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2008.
  4. Rena, Ravinder, 2008. "Education in Eritrea: Developmental Challenges," MPRA Paper 12626, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Apr 2008.
  5. Ravinder Rena, . "Challenges for Higher Education in Eritrea In The Post-Independent Period to the Present– A Case of Asmara University," Working Papers - Programa Africa, Argentine Center of International Studies 014, Argentine Center of International Studies.
  6. Herani, Gobind M., 2008. "Prospects of American Scholarship to Pakistani School Students," MPRA Paper 18763, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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