A corrupt system is allowing thousands of illiterate people to pass literacy tests. Those people go on to use literacy certificates to get government jobs and driving licenses.
The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.
A recent study points to a need for better oversight and more coordination of the rapidly growing university sector.
Self-assessment can give universities in developing countries a head start for improvement, a tool more relevant than rankings.
The view that every international partnership is a force for good has been replaced by a more cautious approach reflecting core academic values.
A survey of universities across the MENA region shows many are checking students’ learning outcomes and institutional quality.
Cairo University students say university services and facilities are declining. The administration says it is being fiscally responsible.
To improve higher education in the Middle East and North Africa, the writer urges a shift in the focus of education away from public-sector jobs.
A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.
The annual World Economic Forum places Egypt next to last in education among the countries it ranks. Critics say the report isn’t fair.