Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Education

Turkey’s new school curriculum drops evolution to teach concept of jihad

Turkey's new school curriculum drops Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and adds the concept of jihad as patriotic in spirit. The move has fuelled fears...

Can an app help Saudi women know their rights?

Thousands of Saudi women are turning to an app to figure out how they can get the law on their side in the deeply...

Parents in the UAE pay more than global average for education

UAE parents – including locals and expatriates – say that they pay on average US$99,378 to educate their children from kindergarten through the first...

Saudi: 30% private & International schools may close

Up to 30 percent of all private and international schools in the Kingdom are expected to close down as the Ministry of Education is...

The real purpose of education

The school year is coming to an end and many pupils will sit final exams in the next few days. But how many of...

Kuwait to replace all expat teachers?

A Kuwaiti lawmaker has called for replacing expatriate teachers with Kuwaiti nationals in a bid to reduce the number of foreigners in the northern...

MBA – Not All It Should Be

All is not well in the land of management education. Before coming to Columbia Business School, I hadn’t thought deeply about the purpose of an...

Saudi students claim; “it’s okay to cheat in English exams”

A religious scholar in Saudi Arabia has rubbished claims by students that they could cheat in their English exams because it was not their...

Squeeze on jobs and pay forces parents to find more affordable...

Parents struggling to pay tuition fees are pulling their children out of private schools and sending them to cheaper ones or back home. With many...

The Middle East seen from space

Photo of the Middle East taken in May 2016 from the International Space Station by astronauts Tim Kopra and Tim Peake. (photo credit -...

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