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Education in the Arab World: Challenges and Opportunities
Education is a very important key element that plays a crucial role in building and sustaining stable economies of countries. The role that education plays in the Arab world is no different. It is much needed for the social and national welfare of all Arab world countries. It will not be fair to say that the states and governments of the Arab countries are not aware of the importance of education for a developing and progressing society.
In fact, in the past several years a lot of struggles have been made to make the conditions of education sector better. However, most of the investments and struggles have all gone into vain.
Despite the countless efforts of the state to improve the educational sector and make it more rewarding and contributing – so far nothing major has been observed.
This is important to consider as the Arab world is budding with young and capable talent along with numerous natural, human and financial resources!
Despite the demographics (based on recent statistics) seem pretty good in comparison to the previous situation of education in Arab countries; there is still room for improvement. There are hundreds of challenges that still persist in the world of education. It is of course, undeniable that all Arab countries ( the majority of them) are taking huge steps to promote education and educational practices within the region. Teaching methods along with learning techniques are both being promoted on a wide scale; particularly in the public education zone.
The one serious drawback that has been observed through it all is that more attention is being given to the material things such as school buildings, infrastructure, and classroom conditions than the quality of education. Quantity is being preferred over quality which is definitely not a positive thing. The Arab countries need to take strict measures to promote good and quality education throughout the region if they want to develop and prosper in the long run. In the recent years, it has been observed that the Arab world is full of achievements over recent decades by the growth in the volume of hiring replacement necessary training as part of education. However, a significant reduction in the degree of development of the education has been observed. This particularly holds true for young women especially in the age of meetings in any case, for all the evidence of instructional opportunities, due to lack of opportunities. This, of course, is spoken of regardless the number of poor and underprivileged Arab countries.
The quality of education is one of the biggest challenges that the Arabs have to face in the present times. It is more difficult to sustain the quality of good education rather than to establish it in the first place. Active efforts are of course being made to maintain a stable quality of education throughout the region. However, many Arab countries have definitely found it difficult to maintain the quality of education.
The following are some of the most common higher education problems being faced by Arab world countries, according to a recent research.
- Lack of higher educational institutions and universities is a serious problem being faced by people.
- Lack of research resources and facilities is a budding problem for people who want to continue studies further at a higher level.
- Absence of trained faculty and mismanagement at universities leads to many unclear problems.
Why it there an Urgent Need to Reform Education in the Region?
Quality education is necessary for economic and social development. Sustainable economic development in the twenty-first century requires certain key competencies for lifelong learning that schools should teach. Skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, digital literacy, and social and civic responsibility are a must for new entrants to the global job market. Most current Arab systems cannot adequately educate students in these vital areas.