Six Arab nations participated in the 2018 running of the Programme for International Student Assessment, better known as PISA. Five of them scored in the bottom third of all countries taking part.
Three new institutions opened this year and more are planned later in an effort to improve vocational training in advanced technologies.
Students are frustrated with economic and political conditions in their country. Now they see a chance for change and are determined to make their voices heard.
The report highlights Sudan and says the space to think freely is shrinking in many countries.
Across the country, thousands of school and university students are joining street demonstrations and refusing to resume their studies until they feel political progress has been made.
Students and young professionals throng city streets and vow to continue their demonstrations until demands for change are met with action. Here is what some of them have to say.
The film When You Can’t Go Back follows a young migrant as he completes a master’s degree and learns the ways of a new country, still longing to see his family again.
The country hopes to install more sophisticated teaching and learning systems in its public universities. Advocates see many advantages, but the plan has its critics.
Administrators, professors and students at Lebanon’s universities are largely supporting the country’s widespread protests.
Protests in Iraq expressing widespread discontent with high unemployment, low living standards and corruption have met with live ammunition.