• Declining number of students attending educational institutions due to the economic meltdown and also, teachers have continued to leave to seek employment elsewhere in the neighbouring countries,
  • Restructuring and transformation of educational institutions affecting both students and staff in the area,
  • Absence of any viable labour market to absorb students with university degrees or diplomas,
  • Education and training not accessible to farm workers, and
  • Absence of any financial institutions that could provide loans for development projects and bursaries to students.