In Tunisia, the biggest group representing engineers has caused controversy by criticizing the country’s higher education ministry over its perceived failure to maintain academic standards.
Students need to understand what lies behind accreditation before they rely on it to make decisions, a consultant says.
Accreditation is a puzzling term to many, but it can have a critical, lifelong affect on the choices students seeking a higher education make.
Al-Fanar Media has compiled a list of the more than 300 higher-education institutions and programs across the Arab region that are accredited by agencies outside of their home countries.
This resource, developed by Al-Fanar Media, provides detailed, country-specific information about how the quality of higher-education institutions is regulated and monitored in the Arab world.
An Al-Fanar Media survey of the quality assurance for higher education in 16 Arab countries found heavy regulation of the licensing of higher-education institutions but little in the way of follow up to monitor quality.
In the second part of their essay, the authors discuss feedback, growth and attitude towards failure.
Awarding symbolic doctorates to political rulers has a long and controversial history at Arab Universities.
Ministry of Education hopes exam papers will be harder to leak on social media.
Experts are beginning to mull how to rebuild health-care systems after conflicts ease in the Arab region. Lebanon provides a case study in dysfunction, the author argues.