In Tunisia, the biggest group representing engineers has caused controversy by criticizing the country’s higher education ministry over its perceived failure to maintain academic standards.
An Al-Fanar Media survey of the quality assurance for higher education in 16 Arab countries found heavy regulation of the licensing of higher-education institutions but little in the way of follow up to monitor quality.
Awarding symbolic doctorates to political rulers has a long and controversial history at Arab Universities.
Ministry of Education hopes exam papers will be harder to leak on social media.
A corrupt system is allowing thousands of illiterate people to pass literacy tests. Those people go on to use literacy certificates to get government jobs and driving licenses.
The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.
A recent study points to a need for better oversight and more coordination of the rapidly growing university sector.
The view that every international partnership is a force for good has been replaced by a more cautious approach reflecting core academic values.
Cairo University students say university services and facilities are declining. The administration says it is being fiscally responsible.
The annual World Economic Forum places Egypt next to last in education among the countries it ranks. Critics say the report isn’t fair.