Eritrea and Its Season of Academic Harvest

Tertiary education is fully subsidized by the GOE with no tuition and accommodation fees and expanding at a relatively rapid pace.
Tertiary education in Eritrea, just like primary and secondary education, is fully subsidized by the government with no tuition and accommodation fees and is expanding at a relatively rapid pace.

By TesfaNews,

SUMMER is a season of multi-disciplinary harvest in the Eritrean academic calendar as thousands of Eritrean children graduate and celebrate their achievements from the various Colleges, Institutes and Technical Schools in the country.

Working on a priority basis in a bid to promote educational outreach through its “Education for All” policy, the Eritrean government rendered 45 percent of its annual budget to provide absolutely FREE education service to all its citizens up to the tertiary level with the ultimate goal of promoting social and economic development through Education. 

It is gratifying to witness the higher number of graduates being shown annually that attests the soundness of the policy and strategies in connection with education.

According to the September 2013 data from UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Eritrea’s adult literacy rate was in the range of 60 – 69% and its youth literacy rate ranges between 90 – 100% which is among the highest not only in the region but also in the world.

The Eritrean government believes Education in the country is a fundamental human right and a lifelong process by which all individuals are given opportunities to attain their potential as all-round citizens along with a firm belief in and loyalty to the Eritrean nation.

The Graduations continued . . .

25 Students Graduates with Certificate from Halai Technical School

(26 June 2014) – Halai Technical School today graduated a total of 25 students who have been attending a 2-year Machine Shop certificate course.

153 Students Graduates with Certificate from Hagaz Agriculture and Technical School

(26 June 2014) – Hagaz Agriculture and Technical School graduated a total of 153 students including 53 females with certificate. The students graduated in Agro-Mechanics, Animal Science, Plant science, Soil and Water Conservation, as well as Irrigation Development.

1,081 Students Graduate with Masters, Bachelors and Diploma from Eritrean Institute of Technology (EIT)

(26 June 2014) – A total of 1,081 students from the Eritrean Institute of Technology graduated with Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees as well as Diploma.

In this 7th Commencement, the EIT graduates 24 with Master’s Degree, 563 with Bachelor’s Degree and the remaining with Diploma. Out of the 563 B.Sc. graduates, 292 are in Engineering.
This year alone, the Institute enrolled a total of 6,100 diploma and first degree science students.

EIT graduates a total of 9,618 Science students in past seven years.

 204 Students Graduates with Certificate from Asmara Technical School

(27 June 2014) – Asmara Technical School has graduated a total of 204 students including 78 females who have been attending 2-year certificate courses in Auto Mechanics, Construction, Surveying, Drafting, Electricity, Electronics, General Metal Work, as well as Wood and Metal Works.

278 Students Graduate with Certificate from Denden Commerce School

(28 June 2014) – Denden Commerce School has graduated a total of 278 students who have completed a 2-year course in Accounting, Management and Secretarial Science with certificate.

23 Youths Graduate in Auto-mechanics and Metal Works

(30 June 2014) – A total of 23 youths who have been attending a 2-year course at the Gash-Barka Administration’s garage in Auto-Mechanics and Metalwork have graduated.

149 Students Graduate with Certificate from Wina Technical School

(30 June 2014) – A total of 149 students have graduated with Certificate from Wina Technical School located in Nakfa town who have been attending a 2-year practical and theoretical course in Auto-Mechanics, General Wood and Metalwork, Surveying, Construction and Drafting.

588 Candidate Teachers Graduate with Diploma and Certificate from Asmara Community College of Education

(05 July 2014) – Asmara Community College of Education has graduated a total of 588 candidate teachers in Management, Sociology, Natural Science, Mathematics and English with diploma and certificate.

The graduates comprise 34 teachers who graduated with certificate in the 20th round that has presently been upgraded to diploma level. Mr. Alem Gebrekal, Director of the College, indicated that the candidates have attended a number of courses relevant to the teaching profession.

262 Students Graduate with Degree, Diploma and Certificate from Adi-Keih College of Arts and Social Sciences

(06 July 2014) – Adi-Keih College of Arts and Social Sciences graduated 262 students with degree, diploma and certificate in Anthropology and Archeology, Sociology, English, History, Geography, Literature, Law, Political Science and Journalism.

The graduates include 201 with degree, 21 diploma and 40 with certificate.

Dr. Okbagebriel Beraki, Dean of the College, on his part stated that the college has been established in an area which is rich in Anthropology and Archeology, and that students would have good opportunity to theoretically and practically pursue their education.

He further indicated that the college began its activities with 5 fields of study, and that currently there are 10 fields of study, 8 with degree programs and 2 with Diploma, and that there are 21 lecturers with Masters Degree and 4 with Doctorate.

425 Students Graduate with Degree and Diploma from Halhale College of Business and Economics

(07 July 2014) – A total of 425 students, 40% of them are females, graduated yesterday with B.A Degree and Diploma from Halhale College of Business and Economics. The field of education they received comprises Accounting, Management, Finance, Marketing, Public Administration, Banking, Tourism and Hotel Management.

477 Students Graduate with Degree and Diploma from College of Health Science

(12 July 2014) – The College of Health Science in Asmara has graduated a total of 477 students including 163 females with Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma today for the 6th time.
The graduating batch comprises 174 degree graduates and 303 diploma-holders, while the gradating faculties include that of Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, among others.

23 Students Graduates with Diploma and Certificate from Asmara School of Music

(14 Jul y 2014) – Asmara School of Music yesterday graduated a total of 23 students who have been attending one to five-year course in various musical instruments.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Mr. Elias Woldegebriel, School Director, indicated that the School is providing training on introduction to music, Harmonica, history of music, music composition and sound identification, among others. He also stated that certificates were handed to 26 nationals who took part in a 6-month training courses.

To be updated regularly …

Adult literacy rates in Eritrea ranges between 60 % – 69% (Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2013)
Youth literacy rates in Eritrea are higher than adult literacy rates as a result of increased levels of school attendance (Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2013)