Tarek Abd El-Galil
Tarek is an Egyptian journalist. He works as a deputy manager for the correspondents section at Tahrir newspaper and as a correspondent at correspondents.org and Al-Hayat TV. Tarek has a BA in journalism.
Public university professors, long underpaid or not paid at all, are demanding better wages. Their action has disrupted the new academic year in a country plagued by conflict for nearly a decade.
The country hopes to install more sophisticated teaching and learning systems in its public universities. Advocates see many advantages, but the plan has its critics.
Public universities have permission to reopen, but security concerns and academic issues are causing delays. Some private universities are holding classes.
Initiatives in Jordan and Lebanon help high school students find a focus for their university studies that is a good fit for them.
The ongoing conflict in northern Syria has closed more than half of the schools, said an international advocacy organization. Syrian teachers confirm that view and describe grim educational conditions.
Many of the countries facing the highest levels of water stress are located in the Middle East and North Africa, a research group’s latest analysis shows.
Many Egyptian agricultural researchers are reluctant to conduct experiments due to the lack of biosafety standards at laboratories.
International academics face increasing difficulties in getting visas to work at Palestinian universities. Some see a campaign to harm Palestinian education behind the apparently arbitrary decisions.
An increased number of Egyptian doctors are fleeing the country to work abroad, saying they are tired of low salaries, poor facilities and an unsafe working environment.
Workers report unsafe conditions, low pay, and few protections, despite hopes for a better future through these programs.