Some Arab countries have begun evacuating students from the area under quarantine, but many students feel abandoned and want more help.
Iraqi students are largely determined to remain on strike despite a new academic calendar issued by the higher-education ministry.
“They’re not as different as we thought,” says one University of Mosul student after participating in a program that brings American and Iraqi students together in video dialogues.
Universities were drivers of last year’s revolution in Sudan. Now students and professors want to free universities from the government’s micro-management.
In a new report, the Norwegian Refugee Council calls for urgent action to ensure that children in areas once controlled by ISIS aren’t left behind.
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.