Which curriculum to follow in their senior year is a big decision for high school students in Jordan. But how freely can they choose amid social attitudes that value science more than literature?
Protests in Iraq expressing widespread discontent with high unemployment, low living standards and corruption have met with live ammunition.
As the country’s conflict drags on, university buildings have been bombed, professors have lost their salaries and university students find their lectures empty.
Parents in the United Arab Emirates place strong value in degrees and hope their children will take up science- and math-based professions.