Higher education minister has high aims but scant funds
“We have inherited a heavy legacy of problems and obstacles we are trying hard to overcome in order to ensure educational reform and fulfil the hopes and aspirations of Libyans,” Al-Qeeb said in an online interview with Al-Fanar Media.
A lack of financial resources, however, constitutes the main challenge for the minister in carrying out his aspired reforms. Al-Qeeb is also working against a backdrop of turbulent political and financial conditions that have beset Libya since the outbreak of the uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. This instability has been exacerbated by a division between rival governments in East and West Libya, a deteriorating economy despite the country’s oil wealth, and the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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