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Educational Reform in the Middle East

The term Middle East refers to a number of countries, some of which are in Asia and others in Africa; for this reason, these countries are often referred to as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. Islam is the main religion in the MENA countries, and Arabic is the dominant language except in Turkey, Malta, and Iran, where Turkish, Maltese (Malti), and Persian are the official languages, respectively.

All of the countries of the Middle East have education systems that include primary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions where almost all subjects are taught, including modern sciences, social sciences, and technology. Under the laws of these countries, education is considered to be a basic human right, which governments strive to provide for all of their citizens. ...

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