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.
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.