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Education has long been a challenge in the Arab world, with inadequate access to high-quality schooling contributing to a widening skills gap that is leaving many young people, even graduates, unemployed and hopeless.Of course, no single strategy is guaranteed to resolve the Arab world's educational challenges. By 2018, there are expected to be some 226 million internet users in the Arab world, amounting to more than 55 percent of the population – almost 7 percent higher than the global average.After all, delivering education via internet technologies resolves some core challenges facing Arab countries' education systems today.For starters, there is the sheer number of young people who need affordable access to education. Third, the Arab world faces the challenge of delivering continuous learning.As it stands, only wealthy young people in the Arab world, without personal commitments such as families and jobs, can pursue continuous learning, in the form of graduate degrees from top universities. In the meantime, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education will embark on a concerted effort to make innovative STEM degrees offered online by the world's best universities available to Arab youth.
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