Rim Hayat Chaif
A student seeking a master’s degree got an unpleasant surprise when she showed up at her dormitory.
Algeria has made Arabic the teaching language in its primary and secondary schools, but universities usually teach in French. Students stumble.
The difficulties many Arab students face getting to their universities makes it hard for many to complete their education.
More pupils are taking lessons in Tamazight, the language of the Berbers, but in fewer school districts, leaving the language at risk.
Education officials are discouraging teachers from charging students extra for after-hours classes.