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.
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 searchable Scholarships resource saves students’ time by listing only verified scholarship opportunities, with details on how to apply.
Arab professors routinely practice self-censorship, which limits academic discourse, a survey by Al-Fanar Media and Scholars at Risk found.
In Somalia, Sudan, and regions of Ethiopia that host refugees from those countries, girls face a harsh life that often keeps them out of schools. The pandemic has made things worse.
The novel coronavirus increased the burdens on students and universities in Somalia, where a wave of crises had already made it difficult for some to continue their studies.
Here’s a recommended reading list of lighter works to take your mind off Covid-19. Many are inspired by the broad sweep of history across the Middle East and North Africa.
World Refugee Day should be an occasion when organizations and individuals consider how they might collaborate to improve access to education for displaced people in the MENA region, and globally.
The emergency adaptation of online learning during the coronavirus crisis left little time for reflection on best practices. Here is a sampling of resources for instructors who want more guidance.