Salim Chahine, a professor at the American University of Beirut and a senior official at Lebanon’s central bank, is among the recipients of the 2020 Kuwait Prize.
Networks of informal contacts and resources are helping refugee students in Lebanon and Jordan gain access to a university education.
Many Lebanese professors work on hourly, part-time contracts with no benefits and little chance of promotion, while their salaries plunge in value.
Many universities may not survive the country’s economic turmoil, economists warn. For those that do, maintaining educational quality could be a challenge.
Providing legal job opportunities for refugees helps them rebuild their lives and benefits host countries too, aid agencies say.
With Lebanon facing multiple crises, many students struggle with education costs. French and U.S. government programs are helping some continue their studies.
Decades of Israeli attacks on facilities and control over curricula have undermined access to education for all Palestinians, speakers at a recent webinar said.
With his death in March, the Arab region lost a leading advocate for citizenship, political rights, gender equality and justice.
A Unesco education leader calls on Arab governments to seize the opportunity to invest more in innovative teaching and learning strategies.