Education in a Transitional Libya

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews Libya faces significant challenges as it transitions to democracy and begins the process of building a new, post-Muammar Gaddafi nation. One of the most important building blocks will be higher education, and while there currently exist…

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An Analysis of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Ethiopian Higher Education

By Kate Ashcroft and Philip Rayner Introduction The Ethiopian Government gives higher education a central position in its strategy for social and economic development. This has some advantages (for example 40 percent of the education budget goes on higher education) but also disadvantages. Ethiopia has…

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Challenges Facing Ethiopian Higher Education

By Liz Reisberg and Laura E Rumbley Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than three-fourths of the nation’s primary economic activity involves small-scale agriculture, not only highly inefficient but extremely vulnerable to variations in climate and international market prices. To…

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Ethiopian Higher Education: Expansion, Dilemmas and Quality

By Dr. Philip Rayner & Prof. Kate Ashcroft Background Higher education has only been available in Ethiopia to most qualified school leavers since the early 1990s when the current Government, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) led by Meles Zenawi, overthrew the hard-line Marxist…

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‘University of the Desert’ Taking Shape

By Paul Rigg Recently in Madrid the Universities of Leeds; Managua; Berkeley and Pretoria joined forces with over a dozen others in Algeria, Cuba and Spain to support a unique ‘University of the Desert.’ The planned ‘University of Tifariti’ has now – for the first…

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