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Announcement of transition to English in Moroccan universities goes viral

Moroccan Universities

Moroccans expressed mixed reactions to the announcement made by the Minister of Higher Education, Lahcen Daoudi, to transition to English as the main foreign language in Moroccan universities. The minister said the language change would push the Moroccan education system forward and keep Morocco more in line with the rest of the world. Currently, French is the official foreign language ... Read More »

Cooperation with US university discussed

Kennesaw State University

Dr Rawya bint Saud al Busaidiya, Minister of Higher Education, received Dr Daniel Papp, President of Kennesaw State University in the United States of America. The meeting discussed aspects of the joint cooperation between the ministry and the university. The guest touched on the role of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Centre in Washington and its activities, as well as the ... Read More »

Foundation year at UAE state universities to be scrapped from 2018

UAE universities

The foundation year at state universities, which improves new students’ English-language skills so they can begin their degree courses, is to be scrapped from 2018. Its abolition will require major changes in the curriculum for the final three years of secondary school to prepare pupils for university education. Last year only 20 per cent were ready for direct entry to ... Read More »

Cultivating the right mindset for study matters

UAE Students

Higher education requires maturity, desire to learn, and curiosity to explore and discover the world around us. But, unfortunately, many members of the new generations around the world don’t seem to possess that as much as the generations that came before them. Some studies have shown significant generational gaps in education and work attitudes in general. Many young adults graduating ... Read More »

Kabul University students continue protest for reforms

Kabul University

Protests of Kabul university students against racial discrimination continue for over two weeks now. They continue to hold gatherings inside the campus saying ” we will continue our protests if the government does not accept our demands. A number of students and professors chanted slogans against the minister of higher education. The protesters said they are worried about the academic ... Read More »

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