ABU MOHAMMED: It’s a system of teaching that creates more problems than it solves. It’s time to call time on ‘academic pacing’.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: The advances in Omani education over the past forty years are nothing short of miraculous.
NATALA DE-LONG BAS, CGNEWS: Two years into the Arab Spring and what advances have really been made by women in their battle for equality?
ESTELLA CARPI, TABSIR: Classes are being organised for refugee children and it’s clear that the Assads no longer feature in a Syrian present or future.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: The Gulf states need a population which is educated to take its proper place in the global economy, and to take part in multinational endeavours to help run the world.
STEVE ROYSTON: The ‘Education Industry’ as I call it is failing to deliver and everywhere you look there is clear evidence of same. I have some ideas
STEVE ROYSTON: Among the many issues facing education ministers in the Middle East, ‘acoustics in classrooms’ is well down the list. But it shouldn’t be.
STEVE ROYSTON: We’re all taught to aspire to the highest levels in whatever discipline we work but only a tiny percentage reach the stratosphere
NADIA RABBAA, CGNEWS: End corruption, reform the judicial system, better access to education and better healthcare. Key demands of Moroccan youth organisations
ABU MOHAMMED: The way in which Saudi university students is taught simply does not encourage independent, critical thought. Maybe not a problem.
ABU MOHAMMED: I couldn’t help myself. The culture of cheating induced a rant at my students. They didn’t understand. ‘This is life’, one of them replied
AMERICAN BEDU: It’s a determinant of salary and position in many organisations but how useful is a university degree for Saudi citizens?
ROB L. WAGNER: Enforcing dress codes is not only entirely normal, it sets up kids for life in the values and disciplines doing so instills.
EMAN AL NAFJAN: There seems to be no will to change the Saudi education system. It’s in need of a major overhaul