EDUCATION IN THE ARAB WORLD:
PROBLEMS AND WAYS OF IMPROVEMENT
by Ahmed Elsayed
Education is no doubt a key factor in building economies and welfare of nations. Despite the significant increase in the expenditure and investments some Arab countries have put in the education sector over the past two decades, it's very obvious that Arab educational systems are still not as good and rewarding as they should be with all the financial, human, cultural and other resources that this region has.
Firstly, the following points should be made clear: (1) with 22 Arab countries, things vary in so many ways. (2) problems are spread across all levels of education. And (3) those problems are accumulative; they piled up over nearly a century of educational history. Requesting a fast and effective cure is not realistic.