SOS Reducing obstacles in Yemen's Higher Ed. System

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  1. yemenreform

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    I was just looking through the different presentations that were made at the AAYSP conference in DC.

    I found the presentation by Dr. Nasher to be very important to share with you.

    http://www.aaysp.org/conference/conf07presentations/drNasher.pdf

    The presentation is very honest as it describes the obstacles Yemen faces in developing a viable Higher educatopn system.
    It is difficult for a professional Yemeni educator in the west to step away from a six figure salary at the hight of their career to go to Yemen and face all these obstacles.

    I think as students, experienced professionals, and educators at this forum, we should look at all these obstacles and analyze different ways we can help reduce them.

    For example
    Main Obstacles to Research
    • Access to information is limited
    – The library:
    – Library collections are very old.
    – Access to journals and books is limited.
    – new acquisitions are random, and are not
    tied to the overall development of the
    university, either for research or for
    teaching.

    I think that Yemeni students and educators in the west with access and sub......ions to Paper Journals, and electronic research articles can help other researchers in Yemen.

    I know many of the obstacles are financial and systemic, but the minimum we can do is speak out against them.

    Your input will be greatly appreciated. Thank You.​
     
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    Very good topic indeed
    and the issues are very crucial

    Like u said, we should try to assist them in Yemen in the ways
    we've experienced here in the west. However, the big obstacle really is the access to the finance decision makers in Yemen. I don't think we are any more smarter or intellegent than some of the educators in Yemen; it's just that we have resources here, and they don't over there. If their voices were heard by the responsible ministries in Yemen, changes would have happened already.




    TK
     
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  5. عــاهد

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    Ok good meeting,
    Since both of you are teachers,
    tell us some ways to assist them.
     
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  7. yemenreform

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    ahad
    thinking of a solution is one way to try and help

    My idea was to share access to scientific journals
    I was hoping other students and past students can help come up with other ideas
     
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  9. عــاهد

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    well since we are very far away from them, there is only one way to help them and that is by designing educational websites.
     
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    Thats one Idea
    only one problem -if you read that pdf file you will see that electricity, computers, and internet access is very difficult to obtain.

    One way to get around these problems is to host a local server that downloads educational material from different higher websites and keeps them available on a local server

    Tough, but good Idea Ahad

    BTW - I want to thank the moderators
    for giving this issue priority on this page.
     
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  13. عــاهد

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    firs let me thank Samiah for sticking this subject and insha allah we get some where.
     
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    I agree with Ahad's idea .. and I agree with this solution to its obstacles .. Also, if we had facilitated printing stations to print
    and make selected materials available in local libraries .. this will
    probably also be a good motivation to expand the libraries volume with more updated materials



    TK
     

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