Eritrea Institute of Technology
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The Eritrea Institute of Technology or Mai-Nefhi College is a university located on town Abardae, Mai Nefhi, about 12 km south west of Asmara, near the Mai Nefhi dam. It currently has three colleges: Science, Engineering and Technology, and Education. Other new colleges are also under construction elsewhere in the country in other fields of studies. The Institute began with about 5,500 students during the 2003-2004 academic year.
The EIT was opened after the University of Asmara was ordered closed. The government however claims that reason for the opening of the college was to achieve equal distribution of higher learning in areas away from the capital city of Asmara. Similar colleges were opened in other parts of the country. Enrollment has dramatically increased in the country as a result of the opening of these institutions.
Currently the Eritrea institute of Technology or EIT at Mai Nefhi is the main institute of higher studies in science, engineering and education in Eritrea. The number of faculties is increasing every year and the EIT facilities are getting better. The funding for EIT is basically external. However some funding is also provided by the Ministry of Education, Eritrea. The number of students graduating is also increasing every year.
Surprisingly enough, the University of Asmara, the only university in the country and one with international accreditation was ordered to close its doors in favor of the newly established colleges, none of which has a recognized international standing.
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