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Labour Market Needs And Development Of Technical Andvocational Education In Eritrea


  • Rena, Ravinder
  • Kahsu, Biniam


The imported models of technical and vocational education, which were developed in a context of economic growth, proved incapable of supplying skilled labour that met the highly varied requirements of Eritrean production systems. The TVET policies followed by the independent Eritrea are aimed at providing the managers and skilled labour, which Eritrea need to support the growth of the modern economy. The government of Eritrea has realized the shortcomings of education and decided to make Rapid transformation of the Education System and thus issued a concept paper in 2003 as part of its educational reforms in the country. TVET system in Eritrea is however facing some challenges to prepare a sufficient number of people with the right skills to meet labour market demands. In this context, an attempt is made in this paper to bring out the development trends in Eritrean TVET and the reconstruction of TVET system.

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  • Rena, Ravinder & Kahsu, Biniam, 2005. "Labour Market Needs And Development Of Technical Andvocational Education In Eritrea," MPRA Paper 10393, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Aug 2005.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10393

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    1. Rena, Ravinder, 2004. "Financing Of Education In Eritrea - A Case Study Of Zoba Maekel," MPRA Paper 10314, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jan 2005.
    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. 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.

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    Technical and Vocational education; Labour Market; Transformation; Eritrea; Skilled manpower; etc;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid


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