IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Analysis of the Educational Statistics of the Sudanese Secondary Certificate (English version)

  • A.W. Mohamed ISSAM

    ()

    (Professor of Economics, Alneelain University, Khartoum-Sudan. P.O. Box 12910-11111)

In the past two decades many voices were raised calling for corrections, restructuring and improvements of the Sudanese educational system. Complaints focused on the weakness of university students. However, their weaknesses were traced back to the elementary, secondary and high secondary educational phases. Economic restrains, lack of facilities and meager numbers of qualified instructors were pointed out as the prime causes. However, in this paper we hypothesize that besides those reasons basic impediments were entrenched in the whole educational system. The metamorphosis the Sudanese educational system has foreseen in the early 1970s and 1990s have distorted students knowledge base. Changing the system into purely Arabic based and partially abolishing English language weakened a well-known and strong system Sudan has known for generations. The current paper analyzes those effects and review some parameters to contain them. It is concluded here that interventions by lowering the students’ pass mark rates have affected their knowledge and education capabilities. That gave them false sense of passing from an educational phase to another. However, the result is worse knowledge transferred into another educational phase and then to the university. The result is like Zeno or Achilles paradox and a worse graduate education.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL: http://revistaromaneasca.ro/?p=236
Download Restriction: no

Article provided by Editura Lumen, Department of Economics in its journal Revista Romaneasca pentru Educatie Multidimensionala - Romanian Journal for Multidimensional Education.

Volume (Year): 7 (2011)
Issue (Month): (August)
Pages: 33-142

as
in new window

Handle: RePEc:lum:rev1rl:v:7:y:2011:i::p:33-142
Contact details of provider: Web page: http://revistaromaneasca.ro/

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:lum:rev1rl:v:7:y:2011:i::p:33-142. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Amariei Mirela)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.