Dozens of vocational training centres have closed and student numbers are shrinking at others as institutes struggle to recover from war damages and update curricula.
Students hit by Covid-19 school closures face $17 trillion loss in lifetime earnings, says a new report from the World Bank, Unesco and Unicef.
Libyan professors have been promised raises before. Their syndicate tried a new approach this time that is expected to pay off.
Amid a surge in the number of private universities, Libya is taking steps to ensure education quality and to crack down on “shops that sell degrees.”
Libya’s new assessment system gauges how well colleges can protect against Covid-19 before they are allowed to resume in-class teaching.
Omran Al-Qeeb is striving to rebuild and improve Libya’s universities and research institutions. Lack of financial resources is the biggest obstacle to his plans, he says.
Al-Fanar Media has updated its database of internationally accredited universities and academic programs in the Arab world. This searchable tool now lists nearly 750 programs and institutions.
When it comes to deciding where to enroll, many students say international accreditation matters, an informal poll by Al-Fanar Media found.
The Libyan Ministry of Higher Education cited poor academic performance at the institutions, but students say the decision is unfair.