Fresh Syrian medical school graduates learning their profession in hospitals and starting public health initiatives are at high risk of coronavirus infections.
Vocational schools teach practical skills and enroll many disadvantaged students—a combination that’s difficult to adapt to online learning.
Online course providers like Coursera and edX have seen a spike in demand for their courses from institutions in the Middle East and North Africa since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 has largely heightened the inequality that disabled students already face, although for a small proportion of students, it has moved education to their homes and let them study more at their own pace.
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The intensifying Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and the lockdowns due to Covid-19 are driving impoverished, discouraged students to abandon higher education.
Harnessing the power and ubiquity of mobile phones could help Yemen make online learning available to more students, an educator argues, but the idea needs more study first.
The pandemic stalled tourism and deeply cut the revenues it produces, but students continue to enroll in hospitality education programs, hoping the industry bounces back.
A survey of scholars done in the late spring and early summer that included researchers who study the MENA region showed the pandemic’s adverse effects and the occasional beneficial ones on research, the authors of the survey say.
The decision to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel angered many in the Arab region. Still, some see it as an opportunity to support research.