HomeContact Site map   Google    www    iipm think tank
   
   
Home Scrutiny Publications Under Cover Mus'ings  
 

Home > Scrutiny > Teach a lesson...

  
   
     
   Case Studies  
       
  Marketing    
  Human Resource    
  Information Technology    
  Finance    
  Strategy    
       
 
     
   Industries  
       
  Steel    
  Glass    
  Banking    
  Prophylactic    
  Auto    
  Hospitality    
  Energy    
       
 
     
   Other links  
       
  IIPM    
  Planman Consulting    
  Planman Marcom    
  Planman Technologies    
  Daily Indian Media    
  Planman Financial    
  4P's Business and Marketing    
  Business and Economy    
  The Daily Indian    
  The Sunday Indian    
  Arindam Chaudhuri    
  GIDF    
       
 
  
         
Scrutiny
  
Teach a lesson...
...to the masses, you ‘literates’
04/09/2008

The oil-rich Middle East and its leading countries seem to be gradually waking up to the realisation that they might finally lose their so-called long term competitive edge in the short term itself. This loss is primarily because of the Middle-East’s thorough incapability in encouraging youths to take up higher education and in boosting their entrepreneurial spirits in the new age era.

Take Saudi Arabia. Critically, though Saudi Arabia has more than 14,000 educational institutions, including seven universities, according to Saudi Arabia’s human development report, 17% adults are still illiterate. But the UN shows how 33% of males and a whopping 56% of females are illiterates in Saudi Arabia. But of horror is the official data that higher education enrolment ratio is a meagre 27.7% of the ‘enrollable’ population.

That means that the nation could well be spawning 70 odd percent of illiterate generations in the coming years. Though King Abdullah decided to invest $2.4 billion (SR 9 billion) for educational development projects to boost science and technology, the industry has quoted that the projects do not meet their requirements. Oil can surely teach nations a lesson in more ways than one.

By:- B&E
Back

  
 
 
       
Home | Scrutiny | Publications | About us | Contact us
Copyright @2010 iipm think tank. All rights reserved.