Students attending Syrian universities in those areas controlled by opposition forces are having to confront the reality that they may not finish their degrees.
Syrian students who seek advanced degrees have difficulty applying to overseas programs. Inside the country, they question the quality of their education.
New legislation in Egypt that is intended to protect human subjects of medical research has drawn criticism from doctors and others.
Professors have fled, students are dropping out or struggling to balance study and jobs, and businesses complain that graduates lack skills.
Training programs aim to turn the tide on quality of instruction, learning standards and attendance
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.