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Understanding Eritrea’s Educational Development

Eritrea developed educational policy on top priority of national development
Eritrea developed educational policy on top priority of national development which demands the emergence of new class of trained youth blended with disciplined mind and skill instead of raw graduation. Despite the strenuous efforts made by the government in the development arena, the self-reliance in human resources has not yet been achieved.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion, Ph.D,

According to UNESCO, education is a fundamental human right and is essential for the exercise of all other human rights. Education also promotes individual freedom and empowerment, and is a critical factor for economic growth and broad development. Around the world, millions of children and adults remain deprived of education, many as a result of poverty.

A young, low-income country located in the fractious Horn of Africa (HoA) region, Eritrea has prioritized education as a key pillar within its national policy and broader framework for development, socio-economic growth, and poverty alleviation. Continue reading Understanding Eritrea’s Educational Development

Eritrea on Track Achieving Six out of Eight Millennium Development Goals

A UN representative has said relying on foreign aid to achieve the Millennium Development Goals did a disservice to Africa, and has called on African governments to find alternative funding sources and clean up their act

By Madote.com,

Eritrea is on pace to achieve six of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target date of 2015, according to the London-based think tank, Africa Research Institute[1] and the United Nations Development Programme.[2]

The six MDGs Eritrea is on track in achieving are from MDG 2-to-7 that are Universal Primary Education, Gender Equality and Empowering Women, Reducing Child Mortality, Improvement of Maternal Health, Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Disease and Ensuring Environmental Sustainability.  Continue reading Eritrea on Track Achieving Six out of Eight Millennium Development Goals