By: John Brandt


           Higher Education in Libya has consistently improved since the revolution of 1969. Under the monarchy, education had a heavy religious emphasis. Students learned by memorizing information instead of reasoning and making connections.

            In Libya education is available through most of the country. Most Libyans are educated in vocational training courses (Libyan-Education). Prior to the revolution women were not getting an equal education, but now they are under the new government. The education system has been getting better as time goes by. The country’s education has gotten much better as time has gone by and it is always improving (Libya invests in peoples education). This issue has affected a group of people who play a big role in the country’s future, the students of schools; this situation is giving Libyan students a better education.

             Education was an issue in Libya before 1969, after that date it became an improvement instead of an issue. It was sparked because of lack of money to spend on good teachers and schools. Currently Libya has three major universities that grant bachelors degree, 46% of those students are females who study humanities. The male students major in science, engineering, and business, many of the brighter students attend school in the United Kingdom, France, and Italy (Libya-higher education). Because of Libya’s oil wealth, education is free. The important goal is to place Libyans in every essential job’s in the country. In the future the directors of education hope that more students will enter medicine, engineering, and computer science.

            As the education system in Libya continues to grow, more foreign students are being offered scholarships. These students are from other African and Arab nations. The Libyans are using there education system as a means of spreading its influence among those nations. Should any conflict arise in that part of the world, Libya is making sure it has friends nearby.