With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.
The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.
Professors have long grumbled about the quality of students, and students about rigid professors, but the tension between them is now especially high.
Students are protesting the confused route to master’s and doctoral degrees in the North African country.
Vocational education paired with industry development is the best solution to Arab-region unemployment, the author argues.
In Egypt and Algeria, students are cheating on high-school exit examinations using websites that leak exam information.
Familiar themes and new insights rose in the discussion at a higher-education conference in Algeria.
A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.
Few universities in the region are meeting students’ needs for practical training, but if industry, educators and government work together they can create solutions, the author writes.