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Changes to higher education are needed for the MENA region

Posted By Samara Tu, Monday, November 30, 2015

Because the unemployment rate among university graduates has risen by 30 percent in the Middle East and North Africa, or MENA region, the Tunisia-based African Development Bank has called for drastic changes in higher education to improve quality and graduate employability.

In a working paper titled, “Fundamentally Changing the Way we Educate Students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region,” higher education should take on an ‘education for (self-) employment’ approach rather than its current ‘education for employment’ strategy, as many graduates are entering the market with less desirable skills.

By establishing the goal for self-employment, incorporating entrepreneurship in education programs, and leveraging innovative technology to boost entrepreneurship that would lead to self-employment, it may help decrease the unemployment rate that exists in the region. 

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Samara Tu is a Communications and Event Planning intern at the Global Business School Network.

Tags:  entrepreneurs  job creation  QualityHigher Education  Tunisia 

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