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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 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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  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. Psacharopoulos, G., 1990. "Why Educational Policies Can Fail; An Overview Of Selected African Experiences," World Bank - Discussion Papers 82, World Bank.
  3. Rena, Ravinder, 2004. "Eritrean Education - Retrospect And Prospect," MPRA Paper 10313, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 19 Dec 2004.
  4. Psacharopoulos, George, 1993. "Returns to investment in education : a global update," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1067, The World Bank.
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