The current system’s heavy reliance on high school grades is unfair to students and not in tune with labour market needs, several educators say.
As a new generation of young Arabs prepare to enter medical schools, two internationally successful Iraqi doctors remember their own initial anxieties.
Universities increasingly provide academic counseling services to help high school graduates choose the university major that best fits their abilities and interests.
Education officials want to increase the number of graduates in applied fields that match the kingdom’s labour needs, while reducing enrolments in theoretical disciplines.
In graduation projects that signal their transition to a difficult labour market, fashion design students in Benha University’s Faculty of Applied Arts use ideas from 1960s books and movies.
Algeria sets a new condition for graduate workers to transition from “pre-employment contracts” to permanent jobs: Give up your degree and accept a job at a lower level.
Fadi Aloul, dean of engineering at the American University of Sharjah, says his college is working in several ways to better prepare graduates for a challenging job market.
A professor suggests three avenues of reform for Algerian universities that can help the nation move toward a more socially secure and economically prosperous future.
Mohamed Ghazala, chair of the Cinematic Arts School at Effat University, says the foreign animated films that Arab countries import contradict Arab culture.
The Kuwaiti Students’ Union in Egypt supports efforts to weed out low-quality universities, its leader says, but “we are facing a real disaster unless alternative places are provided for students.”