Eritrean Institutions of Higher Education Manage to Meet International Standard

The Executive Director of the national board of Eritrean Higher Institutions of Education, Dr. Tadese Mehari, said that the newly opened colleges in the country have managed to provide quality education that meets international standard.

Sawa, 23 July 2010 - The Executive Director of the national board of Eritrean Higher Institutions of Education, Dr. Tadese Mehari, said that the newly opened colleges in the country have managed to provide quality education that meets international standard.

In a seminar he conducted in the Sawa Education and Training Center to youths, Dr. Tadese indicated that the policy of the Eritrean government rests on equitable expansion of higher institutions of education, besides upgrading the curriculum in a manner that corresponds to the national development strategy.

Noting that previously higher educational opportunity was limited to very few, he pointed out that the number of students joining higher institutions of learning is being multiplied double-fold thanks to the opening of 7 colleges in different parts of the country.

Dr. Tadese went on to say that the research-oriented courses being offered in the colleges meet international standards, besides corresponding to the culture and tradition of the Eritrean society.

Stating that the education being provided in the colleges is in tune with the required needs of ministries and institutions, he explained that they are providing 44 degree programs and 37 diploma courses. Dr. Tadese further indicated that the number of students enrolled in the 7 colleges has reached over 10,000, and that advanced educational opportunity is being created for those who demonstrated excellence in their respective academic pursuit.

He pointed out that post-graduate programs would be launched in the next academic year so as to become self-reliant as regards instructors and upgrade the educational competence of students.