Iraqi medical schools suffer from a shortage of qualified professors, a lack of cadavers, and a focus on theory instead of practice.
The Egyptian minister of higher education writes about the improvements in the universities there and the stability that has been achieved.
At a time when Tunisia is facing terrorism at home, the country also tops the list of countries where students are recruited by foreign extremist groups.
Some professors working at Kuwait University are listed internationally as terrorists but continue to teach, sparking controversy.
Iraqi students complain that conservative administrators are interfering with their dress, curricula and even their recreation.