Since independence, Tunisia has had periods of different educational policies. Faced with high rates of illiteracy, education initially focused on content. This was later replaced with an objective-based approach, and when this proved to be a failure, it was replaced by a skills-based approach. Educational innovations may have continued throughout the world, but they have ceased in Tunisia. Tunisia has not benefited from this research and has persisted with old methods for more than two decades which has caused a reduction in school success rate. This Policy Brief discusses these failures and proposes solutions to address the shortcomings of the current system.
Education is a building block for civilization and vital for supplying the state with the necessary human resources to manage the country and develop the economy. Countries are classified into either developing or advanced based on the quality of education systems and providing quality education is one of the United Nation’s’ sustainable development goals.