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The age of panic

A country faces terrorism and economic problems. A country faces difficulties in education, health, transportation, inflation of prices and currency devaluation – a country where a policeman killed a taxi driver a few days ago because of a dispute over a fare. This same country sees the deaths of dozens of martyrs on its borders …

Mohamed Abdel Kareem

If education is the cure for poverty, then how do we make the antidote?

  Brad L. Brasseur explores the current problems in creating good education for the socio-economically disadvantaged in developing nations and looks at some of the solutions. The United Nations recently claimed that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that focused on primary education increased global enrolment from 83% to 91%. Despite these gains, today it is …

Brad L. Brasseur

Education is critical for children’s health

Several studies have shown that there is a relationship between education and health. A strong positive correlation between a woman’s level of education and her general health has been observed. It has been found that better education, particularly among mothers, is widely associated with better children’s health. In addition, education for women is closely associated …

Cesar Chelala

Education is tomorrow’s oxygen

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” argued the late South African leader Nelson Mandela. Truer words have rarely been said, but I would qualify his statement by prefacing education with “quality”. By quality, I mean a system that allows children to problem solve, to think for themselves, …

Khalaf Al Habtoor