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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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  • Rena, Ravinder, 2006. "Higher Education In Africa – A Case Of Eritrea," MPRA Paper 10580, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. George Psacharopoulos & Harry Anthony Patrinos, 2004. "Returns to investment in education: a further update," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(2), pages 111-134.
    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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    4. Psacharopoulos, G., 1990. "Why Educational Policies Can Fail; An Overview Of Selected African Experiences," World Bank - Discussion Papers 82, World Bank.
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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.
    2. Rena, Ravinder, 2007. "Higher Education Trends in Eritrea," MPRA Paper 12422, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Sep 2007.
    3. Rena, Ravinder, 2007. "Challenges for higher education in eritrea in the post-independent period to the present – a case of asmara university," MPRA Paper 11160, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. 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.
    5. Herani, Gobind M., 2008. "Prospects of American Scholarship to Pakistani School Students," MPRA Paper 18763, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Rena, Ravinder, 2008. "Education in Eritrea: Developmental Challenges," MPRA Paper 12626, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Apr 2008.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid

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