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.
A student seeking a master’s degree got an unpleasant surprise when she showed up at her dormitory.
Algeria has made Arabic the teaching language in its primary and secondary schools, but universities usually teach in French. Students stumble.
The difficulties many Arab students face getting to their universities makes it hard for many to complete their education.
More pupils are taking lessons in Tamazight, the language of the Berbers, but in fewer school districts, leaving the language at risk.
Many Arab countries do not have what is known as “food security,” but the research and teaching on the topic is just getting started.