The attempted shift to online learning during the novel coronavirus pandemic is increasing inequality in access to education. In some countries, professors and students are suggesting online education be halted altogether.
An advocate for online education is concerned that the sudden shift to remote instruction will affect its quality.
Humanitarian groups warn of the potential for increased drop-out rates among adolescent girls, putting them at greater risk of sexual exploitation and early marriage.
A Syrian student who lives in the largest refugee camp in Iraq attends the nearby University of Duhok, hoping someday to serve her community.
Many children in families that fled Turkey’s incursion into northeastern Syria in October have been out of school for months now. Help for them may still be months away.
Lebanese protestors have united across sectarian divides and turned against what they view as the “ruling class.” Here are a diverse range of photos, videos, interviews, and other features to capture what is happening.
Female students already faced social and economic constraints in pursuing education. The toll of war, on lives, psyches and infrastructure, adds another.
Tunisian students with disabilities have a great deal of difficulty attending university, a situation similar to many Arab countries. But a Tunisian researcher may eventually help the visually impaired.
The women and young people who organized seven months of protests that resulted in last week’s power-sharing agreement wonder if their voices will continue to be heard.