Development and Innovation of Urban Rail Transit Vocational Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: a Case Study of Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit

Journal: Journal of Higher Education Research DOI: 10.32629/jher.v2i3.360

Yi Guo

Shenzhen Metro International Investment & Consulting Co., Ltd


Education is the fundamental task for a country. Higher education even plays an extremely important role in the country's economic and social development. As an African country, no matter economically developed or backward, the urgent task is to attach importance to the development of higher education. However, restricted by the economic and political development status in Sub-Saharan Africa, there are still a lot of problems in the higher education of Africa. Whereas the smooth opening and operation of the Addis Ababa light rail project (AALRTS) in Ethiopia not only fills the blank of rail transit in Ethiopia and African continent, but also breaks through the zero output of rail transit operational management training from China. The success of the training project poses a benchmarking effect on the overseas output development of China's rail transit. In this paper, taking light rail training of Shenzhen Metro in Ethiopia as an example, an analysis is made on the problems in the current vocational education development of Africa and the practice and innovation in this training.


urban rail transit, vocational education, Africa, Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit


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