The Gaza Strip’s economic crisis, worsened by political infighting and unpaid salaries, leaves many students unable to pay tuition. The Coronavirus pandemic will only make the situation worse.
Public university professors, long underpaid or not paid at all, are demanding better wages. Their action has disrupted the new academic year in a country plagued by conflict for nearly a decade.
The rare public-sector walkout drew sympathy from citizens also caught between stagnant wages and rising costs in a debt-burdened economy
An increased number of Egyptian doctors are fleeing the country to work abroad, saying they are tired of low salaries, poor facilities and an unsafe working environment.
Hundreds of Tunisian professors are leaving the country each year, putting the quality of higher education in the country at risk, policy makers say.
A labor action by Palestinian faculty members was halted after the education ministry indicated it would meet some of their demands.
The Egyptian Ministry of Finance is imposing higher taxes on public-university professors’ salaries, pushing already frustrated faculty members to speak out.
A generous donation by Cairo University to “Long Live Egypt” fund leaves students and professors puzzled
One measure of the status of university professors: Ask a mother if it is all right for her child to marry one.