Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa
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Preparing coming generations for the future has long been a challenge in the Middle East. Although education budgets in the Middle East and North Africa have been increasing, illiteracy remains relatively high in the region, especially among women. Some countries, such as Egypt, are finding it very difficult to provide enough school buildings for their rapidly growing populations.

In many countries, the education itself has been poor; teachers and professors demand obedience from their pupils and refuse to stimulate critical thinking. The UNDP-Arab Human Development Report of 2003, “Building a Knowledge Society,” provides ample evidence of the restraints that hinder the acquisition and production of knowledge in the Arab world.