Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Table of Content: August 2007; 2(8)

August 2007

The right to education: are we facing the challenges?

  The Constitution provides the ground rules to create obligations on the state and to transform the education system by introducing human rights in line with the best developed democracies. This article is not about state-compelled school attendance, but rather the observe: the right to attend school. So while the right to attend school is part of the answer, it is far from the whole answer to the question of...

Author(s): Pierre du Plessis, Lloyd Conley and Coert Loock

August 2007

Equity in the distribution of HELB loans in Kenya in relation to students characteristics: an empirical analysis

  Public funding of higher education in Kenya has gone through various stages all buffeted by myriad equity challenges. This prompted the government of Kenya (GoK) to create the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), through an Act of parliament in the year 1995. GoK guidelines on loan provision to university students emphasise that deserving cases must get support to finance their education depending on their...

Author(s): Stephen O. Odebero, Joseph N. Bosire, Anthony K Sang, Fredrick B. J. Ngala and Moses W. Ngware

August 2007

Seed aid for food security? Some lessons from Zimbabwe’s agricultural recovery programme

  Does agricultural input aid always lead to favourable food security outcomes? This paper describes Zimbabwe’s agricultural recovery program for the 2003/2004 farming season and draws some lessons that can be used in the designing and implementation of future programs. Input aid was found to be most beneficial if it is packaged together with other backup services such as training in soil fertility and...

Author(s): Richard Foti, Violet Muringai and Zira Mavunganidze