Weekly Educational Insights - Middle East & Africa
Here at Bett MEA we are passionate about Education and Technology. We conduct in-depth research throughout the year to keep ourselves up to date with developments across the region and ensure we’re providing the most relevant content at Bett MEA 2018.
Here are some of the regional insights we’ve discovered this week:
Online education & the e-learning market is anticipated to expand at an annual growth rate of 9.8% during 2017 - 2023 across the region. The innovation in technology has led to the expansion of the market of online education and e-learning. The various countries in the Middle East are investing extensively to modernize and digitize the schools and universities. Read more.
The UK has just signed an agreement with the Minister of Higher Education of Egypt that will allow British universities to open campus branches in Egypt. The British Universities Minister Sam Gyimah and Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar signed the agreement at the Education World Forum. 80% of British universities currently deliver degrees in overseas countries. Read More.
The Ministry of Culture of Egypt is reviving their portable libraries project to tackle the illiteracy problem in the country. As of September 2017, 14.3 million people in Egypt were reported to be illiterate. Read more.
The Minister of Education of Nigeria, Adamu Adamu has said that the Federal Government would declare a state of emergency in the education sector in April. He said: ‘We request that all the state governors do the same in their states and we hope that once this is done our educational sector will improve’. His main focus is to address the problem of low standard of education especially at primary level. Read more.
The Ministry of Education has revealed plans to launch the first-of-its-kind programme in the region titled ‘Industrial Revolution X’ (IR-X). The programme is designed to equip UAE nationals with the knowledge, skills and hands-on expertise required to keep apace with modern technologies and scientific advancements occurring globally. Read more.
An Innovation Hub powered by Google was launched at UAE University to help improve the progression of science and technology in the country. The Hub can host 120 students/day and students can enrol in specialised courses to study machine learning, app development and 3D printing. Dr. Ali from ADEK said that the hub will help meet the needs of the labour market by developing key skills and encourage young people to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy. Read more.