September 20, 2021

Technical and Vocational Education in Eritrea

Technical and Vocational Education in Eritrea

By Simon Woldemichael

National development is secured by an effective exploitation and utilization of both human and material resources toward the improvement of the lots of a nation. The Government of Eritrea has given top priority to the production of high–quality human capital capable of mastering and exploiting available resources for socio-economic development of the country. In this regard, technical and vocational education in Eritrea aims to producing skilled technicians in order to meet the demand for labor and improved productivity. The various technical and vocational schools established throughout the country offers multifaceted services that can be used to achieve quick desirable changes in the country’s socio-economic progress and human resource development. Vocational education is perceived to be more applied and less esoteric than general academic education. Read more

August 7, 2021

Eritrea: Transforming communities through literacy

Eritrea: Transforming communities through literacy

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion

Editor’s note: Several days ago, United Nations Africa Renewal magazine featured the following article, authored by Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion, exploring education and literacy in Eritrea. Africa Renewal, a magazine published by the UN and established in 1987, is published on a quarterly basis. The UN’s Africa Renewal information programme provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today. It examines the many issues confronting the people of Africa, its leaders, and its international partners: economic reform, debt, education, health, women’s advancement, conflict and civil strife, democratization, aid, investment, trade, regional integration, rural development and many other topics. It works with the media in Africa and beyond to promote the work of the UN, Africa and the international community to bring peace and development to Africa.

While education comprises many dimensions, among the most fundamental is ‘literacy’. Read more

July 21, 2021

Hamelmalo Agricultural College on its 14th...

Hamelmalo Agricultural College on its 14th Commencement

By Ruth Abraham
Hamelmalo Agricultural College (HAC) graduated 807 students on 15th July at its 14th graduation ceremony held on campus. The ceremony, which had to be kept simple due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was attended by few representative students and instructors by following Covid-19 guidelines.

The college has been producing agronomists in a variety of specializations, promoting research to help maximize production and giving farmers consultancy service, including introducing them to technology. Read more

June 3, 2021

New schools constructed in Kerkebet

New schools constructed in Kerkebet

Barentu, 02 June 2021- New schools in the administrative areas of Agmait and Akaide, Kerkebet sub-zone, constructed in cooperation with the office of Construction Development in Gash Barka region, the Ministry of Education, Border Patrol Units as well as the public have been inaugurated on 27 May.

The inauguration ceremony of the schools was conducted in the presence of Ambassador Mohammed Ali Hiruy, Governor of the region, Col. Yonas Bitsuamlak, Commander of North-West Command and Border Patrol as well as other officials in the region. Read more

November 25, 2020

Continued Education and Skills Development

Continued Education and Skills Development

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | Late last week, 55 Eritrean civil servants and internal auditors completed an 11-day workshop which broadly focused on internal auditing skills. The workshop, held in Asmara and featuring males and females from all regions of the country, was co-organized by the Eritrean Center for Organizational Excellence and the Office of the Auditor-General. The workshop’s programs and courses were developed, directed, and delivered by a number of high-level professionals and experts possessing considerable local and international experience. In addition to helping develop effective internal auditing skills of participants, the workshop led to the design of a five-year strategic plan for integrating auditing units within all government institutions, tentatively called the “2021-2025 Strategic Plan”. The successful conclusion of the recent auditing workshop provides a useful and timely opportunity to reflect upon the general importance of auditing, as well as recall several of the broad benefits associated with continued training and education. Read more

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