The World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Information Technology Report, ranked Lebanon in the top 5 countries of the World for Maths and Science education and in the top 10 for Quality of the Educational System.
Something to be proud of for a change.
You can check out the full report [Here]. Go to Page 213 for stats related to Lebanon.
Correct me if i am wrong. The majority of Lebanese are educated in private schooling system. They are infinitely more structured and higher quality then other countries’. That’s why Lebanese excel outside of Lebanon…Shame that the brain drain is constant.
indeed something to be proud of!!!
misleading conclusions and questionable methodology. Read my piece published by CNN in February
I read your interesting editorial, Muhammad. However, you don’t propose an alternative measure that would more closely and accurately gauge the levels of rigor in math/science education. Is there one?
Read my comment on that same article. Muhammad Faour would basically be out of work if Lebanon showed improvement in education. Don’t mind him or his personal agenda, which he so shamelessly advances at the expense of Lebanon’s reputation and to the satisfaction of his American patrons.
lol they probably made a mistake.
Hey Zabir, i think the mistake is not in those statistics but in your name. i huess it has an extra “i”!
HEY Martin LOOOL GOOD ONE!!!
Hey Jack, i am actually curious to see his/her response! If she’s so low on self-esteem and depreciates herself, this definitely doesn’t apply to the entire population.
what’s the point really, that’s like being good in theory and when it comes to practice, the reality hits us that we suck
What exactly are you talking about?! Do you have a university degree? Do you know people in universities? Are you updated about the research being conducted in universities on so many levels? If you do, please enrich us with your experience and support your argument of education being all theory and no practice. I may have got you wrong, are u referring to reality as the one you see in the streets? The tires being burnt, the sectarian wars, the political status. Well, those all are the wrong places to look for what is real and for the reality of the country. What defines a country is its intellectual elite not the jerks burning tires on the street. The situation is temporary and temporary is a relative word. We, as Lebanese, have always been among the best people and countries on so many levels, let’s keep that in mind and keep our hopes high in reaching the day where we actually eradicate the bastards ruining our country.
if we took Lebanon’s ranking on different levels we will have the biggest contrast ever!
we really do have a weird country who defies all the logical rules of life…
We are proud of Lebanon the civilization
I’m sorry to break it down to you, but make sure to check this link:
Go to page 325(349 in the PDF file). The above graph was made based on a question that was asked to the Lebanese people. The question is:
How would you assess the quality of math and science education in your country’s schools?
The above results are merely what the Lebanese people think about concerning the “Quality of math and science education” in their schools.
It is funny how many Lebanese being so arrogant just cling to what feed their arrogance… That attitude will keep us way behind the civilised world… So when Muhammad Faour posted his article, he was attacked as having an American agenda simply because it exposed the cruel reality that our educational system is of the worst ones around, although his argument is very well supported with REAL statistics from practical actual tests where Lebanon ranked horribly at 449 well below the 500 points average. Here is the link of the actual report:
And then Mouhammed Soueidane pointed that this graph shown here actually only points to what the Lebanese think of their system, since Lebanese have no real critical thinking surely they will rank it high…
Our Educational System is HORRIBLE by all standards, not only does it not teach nor relay on student’s critical thinking, it PUNISH the student for critically thinking, it is well known in our educational system, give the teacher what he wants and you get the grade.
Our educational system is at the heart of the reason why our “intellectual Elite” is such a minority that we are a nation of fools.
Such blogs and articles are not helping, I urge you to go more critical and call for a change and not indulge in the Lebanese Ego superiority complex that led us to become one of the most despicable laughed at nation, very few intellectuals round the world respect us, and I have experienced this first hand and I do not blame them.
Time to change and it start by not posting such misleading information and by recognising our flaws and admitting that yes we are at the bottom. It is sad but there is nothing to be proud of as a Lebanese, it is a shame, and it is time to shake that shame away…
I have tried both,the lebanese and the Qatari education systems,The Lebanese is much more developed and richer,while the Qatari is only high tech. Our basics are their Majors.