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Challenges and opportunities of Urban Refugees Inclusion in Tertiary Education level: The Case of Addis Ababa based Eritrean Refugees

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dc.contributor.advisor Mohammed (PhD) Addis, Yasin
dc.contributor.author Belete, Getachew
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-12T12:55:16Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-12T12:55:16Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/24628
dc.description.abstract Globally, refugees are one of the most marginalized groups of society. They are forced to flee their country of origin because of violence, war and persecution. Higher education for refugees can play vital role in facilitating their integration into host countries. In reintegration stage, higher education for refugees can help refugees to be active in rebuilding their home country and life’s. The Eritrean refugees had affected on social and economic structure of Ethiopia and problem on higher education to school enrolment rates are still very low. As a result, there is a significantly large and growing population of Eritrean youth who are uneducated, unemployed and lack of relevant job skills and training that can enables them to engage in productive work to earn a living. The Eritrean urban refugees have there are opportunities and changes in Addis Ababa. The higher institution challenges on educations are ups and down, low quality, cultural, economic and social difficulties, and the government and humanitarian organizations not give emphasis to refugee’s higher education in Addis Ababa. The objective of study is examined the Opportunities and Challenges of urban Eritrean Refugees tertiary education in Addis Ababa. The involvement of all urban refugee higher education students is very important to determine the impact of urban refugee tertiary education and job opportunities for refugees. The purpose of this study was to Explorer the urban Eritrean refugees’ opportunities and challenges forced them not to attend tertiary education in Addis Ababa. The method of the research was qualitative by descriptive research design and narrative research approach. The method of data sources primary and secondary source while the tools were depth interview, observation and key informant interview. There is a huge gap in the partner and governments about the urban refugee student’s status. In order to address the specific research, question the study employed a qualitative research approach. The study highlights that limited access to higher education, absence of documentation and lack of information as entry barriers to higher education were major bottlenecks. Refugee students have different challenges like, legal, language, cultural, discrimination, psychological, lack of interest and financial. These challenges were examined from the point of view of from socio-cultural theory of learning. On the other hand, Higher education, Vocational training work employment other found to be major opportunities the refugees have while dwelling in Addis Ababa and examines how refugee students overcome the drop out problem. Finally, this research recommends for the Government of Ethiopia and NGOs should provide voluntary refugees repatriation, awareness creations for society and refugees, vocational, skills and language, create equal job opportunities, guidance and counseling, undertake further research. Key words: Urban Refugees, Tertiary Education, Addis Ababa, Challenge, Opportunities en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Urban Refugees, Tertiary Education, Addis Ababa, Challenge, Opportunities en_US
dc.title Challenges and opportunities of Urban Refugees Inclusion in Tertiary Education level: The Case of Addis Ababa based Eritrean Refugees en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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