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Title:The economics of education in Sierra Leone
Author:Ketkar, Suhas L.
Year:1977
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Volume:15
Issue:2
Pages:301-309
Language:English
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:cost-benefit analysis
education
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/159923
Abstract:Critical evaluation of Sierra Leone's educational system by means of a cost-benefit analysis. The social profitability of investment in primary and secondary schools is estimated to exceed that in higher education, and the manpower requirements and supply projections indicate that the largest shortage is also likely to occur at the middle level. Sierra Leone should place greater emphasis on primary and secondary education. One ways of obtaining resources for this is to let the students at the University bear a larger proportion of total costs, Such a policy would introduce an element of equity in educational financing. Notes, tables: Earnings at different levels of educational attainment - Highand middle-level manpower required per thousand employed in each sector - High- and middlelevel manpower requirements, 1975-9 - Projected supply and requirements for high- and middlelevel manpower and teachers, 1974/5-1978/9.
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